Tom Gauld’s Goliath named a Must-Read

10 New Must-Reads for March    |    Emily Temple    |    February 29, 2012

We know, we know, we’re cheating a little: this came out in February. But it just barely came out in February, and we loved it so much that we thought we’d do everyone a favor and include it here. This is essentially a graphic short story — a re-imagining of the David and Goliath myth, where Goliath is a peaceful, reticent soldier who’d really rather be doing admin work up at the camp, not down in some valley shouting out challenges. Gauld’s stripped-down drawings, all boulders and blank faces, are perfect for his bittersweet tale, and the book itself is a lovely addition to any shelf.

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