Graphic Novel Preview: The Park By Oscar Zarate


The Park is a new graphic novel from Oscar Zarate. Regular readers may be familiar with his comic, A Small Killing, with Alan Moore, currently published by Bleeding Cool owners Avatar Press. He also drew a favourite of mine, Geoffrey the Tube Train and the Fat Comedian with Alexei Sayle. These daye he mostly co-creates the "Graphic Guide" series with a number of writers, including Marxism, Freud, Existentialism,  Stephen Hawking, Quantum Theory and Machiavelli.

Now he has a new work on the way, from British graphic novel publisher, Self Made Hero. It's out in March in the US, but you can get it earlier, in mid October, in the UK.

Here's the bumf;

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in a North London park, Chris is accidentally bitten by a dog, and kicks out in defence. The dog's owner, Ivan Grubb, a well-known polemicist, vents his anger in his blog, elaborating the story for added effect but their children don't understand all the fuss. The Park is a measured examination of how we respond to our confused emotions.

Argentinian-born Oscar Zarate has lived in London for forty years and it has helped shape his inspiration. The Park is a celebration of the city with Hampstead Heath being the backdrop to the story. His love of the great comedians is also reflected in his homage to Laurel and Hardy.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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