Dear Creature

Dear Creature

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Off the coast of California, deep beneath the waves, in the wreck of an atomic submarine, a creature named Grue broods. Someone has thrown Shakespeare's plays into the sea in cola bottles, and by reading them, Grue discovers a sense of his own humanity. Now he no longer wants to eat teenagers, no matter how much their out-of-control hormones call to him or how the crabs that scavenge his kills urge him on. Grue wants to join the world above, and when his first attempt ends...poorly, Grue searches for the person who cast the plays into the sea. Who he finds is Giulietta, an agoraphobic trapped in a dry-docked yacht, waiting for love. When she and Grue meet, Giulietta believes her prayers have been answered. But teenagers have disappeared, and her nephew is the prime suspect. Giulietta suspects Grue knows more than he's saying, and Grue has to decide if being a new man means ignoring the monster he was.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • illustrations throughout
  • 076533111X
  • 9780765331113
  • 808,690

Review quote

"Dear Creature is sure to be one of the quirkiest and most surprising love stories you will ever read." --Gene Yang, Eisner Award-winner for American Born Chinese"Every panel is beautifully composed....Case mastered it on his first project." --Steve Lieber, Eisner Award-winner for Whiteout: Melt"An impressive debut. I dream of a world where every cartoonist's first graphic novel is this accomplished." --Derek Kirk Kim, Eisner Award-winner for The Eternal Smile "Dear Creature "is sure to be one of the quirkiest and most surprising love stories you will ever read. "Gene Yang, Eisner Award winner for American Born Chinese" Every panel is beautifully composed .Case mastered it on his first project. "Steve Lieber, Eisner Award winner for Whiteout: Melt" An impressive debut. I dream of a world where every cartoonist's first graphic novel is this accomplished. "Derek Kirk Kim, Eisner Award winner for The Eternal Smile"" ""Dear Creature "is sure to be one of the quirkiest and most surprising love stories you will ever read." --Gene Yang, Eisner Award-winner for "American Born Chinese""Every panel is beautifully composed....Case mastered it on his first project." --Steve Lieber, Eisner Award-winner for "Whiteout: Melt""An impressive debut. I dream of a world where every cartoonist's""first graphic novel is this accomplished." --Derek Kirk Kim, Eisner Award-winner for "The Eternal Smile"
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About Jonathan Case

JONATHAN CASE writes and draws books in Portland, Oregon, as a member of Periscope Studio, the largest cooperative of comics creators in America. His work is featured in the Eisner award-winning Comic Book Tattoo, and has been lauded as some of the best show of new talent in comics. Dear Creature is Jonathan Case's first book. jonathancase.net
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Rating details

345 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 24% (83)
4 35% (122)
3 30% (103)
2 9% (30)
1 2% (7)
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