Monday, March 7, 2011

THE ADVENTURES OF UNEMPLOYED MAN by Stonestreet and Golan #1 Graphic Novel in the UK, is Championed by The Observer

Rachel Cooke reviewed Gan and Erich's masterwork in The Observer yesterday, calling it:

a furious, fearless, Swiftian kind of a book that – to slip into comic-strip speak just for a moment – ASTOUNDS with its wit, and AMAZES with its perspicacity. It should be read by everyone: by the forgotten, hardworking heroes of our desperate economy, who must toil increasingly hard merely to keep the wolf from the door, but also by its villains, who caused all the trouble in the first place. This book is so good it might cause a rare outbreak of shame among the ruling classes – which is why, even as I type, I am shoving copies into two envelopes, to be dispatched shortly to George Osborne, care of HM Treasury, and to Gordon Brown, care of his soppy wife (question: are her "diaries" a spoof?). Gaze on it and weep, guys.