A page-turning, Kafkaesque dark comedy in brilliant retro style, this graphic novel watches one man try to keep it together while everything falls apart.
Upon the publication of his latest novel, G. H. Fretwell, a minor English writer, embarks on a book tour to promote it. Nothing is going according to plan, and his trip gradually turns into a nightmare. But now the police want to ask him some questions about a mysterious disappearance, and it seems that Fretwell’s troubles are only just beginning…
In his first book for adults in many years, acclaimed cartoonist Andi Watson evokes all the anxieties felt by every writer and compresses them into a comedic gem of a book. Witty, surreal, and sharply observant, The Book Tour offers a captivating lesson in letting go
“Andi Watson’s retro line and the art with which his daring dialogue dramatizes any situation makes this graphic novel a British delight.” —Le Monde
“A comic packed with black humor. We were carried away by the tempo of the drawing.”
“A real treat. Between Ionesco and Beckett.” —France Inter
“Black comedy, delicious and scathing.” —Télérama
“A little surrealist gem” —Comixtrip