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Dockwood

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-There are few younger comics artists with whom I feel a genuine aesthetic kinship, but the radiant and glowing Dockwood is Jon McNaught's loveliest argument yet for the beauty of just being alive. It's a gem.- -Chris Ware Dockwood is a small town in the Southeast of England, seven miles east of Brampton Moor. It has a population of 26,000 and is home to a bowling alley, a boating lake, and Willowbrook Outlet Village. It's a cloudy Tuesday in October and the residents of the town are going about their business as usual. In Elmsview Nursing Home, a kitchen porter dutifully prepares lunch for residents. Elsewhere, a council worker sweeps the fallen leaves from the pavements. Along Nettlefield Road, a paperboy is delivering his daily round. And in the trees, swallows gather noisily in preparation for their annual migration. In this new work, Jon McNaught weaves together the everyday lives of three locals against an evocative backdrop of autumnal transitions. Bittersweet and contemplative, Dockwood is for anyone who believes the stories that take place within life's small moments can often be the most meaningful of all.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 198 x 272 x 12mm | 381.02g
  • Nobrow Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1907704264
  • 9781907704260
  • 64,713

Back cover copy

It's a cloudy Tuesday in October and the residents of Dockwood are going about their business as usual. In Elmsview Nursing Home, a kitchen porter dutifully prepares lunch for residents. Along Nettlefield Road, a paperboy is delivering his evening round. And in the trees, swallows gather noisily in preparation for their annual migration. In this bittersweet and contemplative work, Jon McNaught weaves together the everyday lives of locals against the backdrop of autumnal transitions.show more

Review quote

"This is McNaught's first major release, and he certainly lives up to his considerable potential. Unsurprisingly, the production values from NoBroware first-rate, and McNaught's obviously dry sense of humor punctuates his beautiful, methodical storytelling." --Rob Clough, High-Low "McNaught [...] makes each panel contemplate the smallest of life's details." --Nicole Rudick, The Paris Reviewshow more

About Jon McNaught

Jon McNaught graduated from the University of the West of England in 2007 with a degree in illustration. He now lives in Bristol where he works as a printmaker and freelance illustrator, and contributes comic strips to various publications.show more

Rating details

317 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 25% (80)
4 43% (137)
3 22% (69)
2 9% (28)
1 1% (3)

Our customer reviews

This book is quite amazing. The emotion captured in each illustration is quite phenomenal. I re-read this book a number of times and found myself becoming more involved in the artists interpretation each time. The rendering of these pieces is nothing short of amazing. He captures light and emotion through fine nuances in the artwork that seem to affect the reader on a subliminal level, leaving the story line to wander on before your eyes.show more
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