Mooncop by Tom GauldMooncop by Tom Gauld

Mooncop

byTom Gauld

Hardcover | September 20, 2016

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The Guardian cartoonist relates the daily deadpan adventures of the last policeman living on the moonLiving on the moon . . . Whatever were we thinking? . . . It seems so silly now.

The lunar colony is slowly winding down, like a small town circumvented by a new super highway. As our hero, the Mooncop, makes his daily rounds, his beat grows ever smaller, the population dwindles. A young girl runs away, a dog breaks off his leash, an automaton wanders off from the Museum of the Moon. Each day that the Mooncop goes to work, life gets a little quieter and a little lonelier.

As in Goliath, Tom Gauld's retelling of the Bible story, the focus in Gauld's science fiction is personal - no big explosions or grand reveals, just the incremental dissolution of an abandoned project and a person?s slow awakening to his own uselessness. Depicted in the distinctive, matter-of-fact style of Gauld's beloved Guardian strips, Mooncop is equal parts funny and melancholy. Gauld captures essential truths about humanity, making this a story of the past, present, and future, all in one.
Tom Gauld is a cartoonist and illustrator. He has weekly comic strips in The Guardian and New Scientist and his comics have been published in The New York Times and The Believer . In addition to his graphic novels Goliath and You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, he has designed a number of book covers. Gauld lives and work...
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Title:MooncopFormat:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 8.35 × 9.25 × 0.5 inPublished:September 20, 2016Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770462546

ISBN - 13:9781770462540

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good Short but sweet and more poignant than I would've expected. Very strong read.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny! I've never giggled during a graphic novel before. It's amazing how in so little words and with just quirky little scenarios, Tom Gauld can create a hilarious situation. This is an unforgettable book and needs to be added to every graphic novel lover's library.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love! Really enjoyed this! Very short though.
Date published: 2017-06-14