Tom Gauld signs at Travelling Man on April 5, 2012 at 5pm. From one of Britain’s most popular cartoonists,Goliath displays a sensitive wit, a bold line, and a traditional narrative reworked, remade, and revolutionized.
Travelling Man Leeds
32 Central Rd, LS1 6DE, Leeds, United Kingdom
Tel: 0113 4236461
Tom Gauld goes on a signing tour of the United Kingdom and North America in honor of the release of his latest graphic novel Goliath.
Friday 9th March. Gosh Comics, London. Details
Saturday 10th March. Forbidden Planet, Cambridge. Details
Thursday 15th March. Here, Bristol. Details
Thursday 29th March. NoBrow HQ, London. Details
Wednesday 4th April. Signing and talk at Analogue, Edinburgh.Website
Thursday 5th April. Travelling Man, Leeds. Website
Saturday 21st April. Comica Comiket, London. Details
Friday 27th April. Desert Island, Brooklyn. Website
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th April. MOCCA, New York. Details
Monday April 30th. Ada Books, Providence (with Matt Forsythe).Website
Wednesday May 2nd. Librarie D+Q, Montreal (with Matt Forsythe).Website
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May. TCAF, Toronto. Details
Tom Gauld signs at Gosh on Friday March 9, 2012 at 6:30pm.
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
Tom Gauld signs at Forbidden Planet on Saturday 10 March 2012 from 13:00 – 14:00.
Cambridge Store, 60 Burleigh Street, Cambridge, CB1 1DJ
TOM GAULD will be signing GOLIATH at the Forbidden Planet store in Cambridge on Saturday 10th March from 1 – 2pm.
Goliath of Gath isn’t much of a fighter. Given half a choice, he would pick admin work over patrolling in a heartbeat, to say nothing of his distaste for engaging in combat.
Nonetheless, at the behest of the king he finds himself issuing a twice-daily challenge to the Israelites: “Choose a man. Let him come to me that we may fight. If he be able to kill me then we shall be your servants. But if I kill him, then you shall be our servants.”
Day after day he reluctantly repeats his speech, and the isolation of this duty gives him the chance to banter with his shield-bearer and reflect on the beauty of his surroundings.
This is the story of David and Goliath as seen from Goliath’s side of the Valley of Elah. Quiet moments in Goliath s life as a soldier are accentuated by Tom Gauld s drawing style, which contrasts minimalist scenery and near-geometric humans with densely crosshatched detail reminiscent of Edward Gorey. Goliath s battle is simultaneously tragic and bleakly funny, as bureaucracy pervades even this most mythic of figures.