Motherless Oven, The
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Price
£12.99

Format
Paperback

Publishing Date
16/10/2014

Pages
160 pages

Height
240mm

Width
170mm

Illustrations
B&W

Rights
UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Central & South America, Caribbean

ISBN
9781906838812

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Motherless Oven, The


The Weather Clock said knife o'clock, so I chained Dad up in the shed.

In Scarper Lee's world, parents don't make children, children make parents. Scarper's father is his pride and joy, a wind-powered brass construction with a billowing sail. His mother is a Bakelite hairdryer. In this world, it rains knives and household appliances have souls. There are also no birthdays, only deathdays. Scarper's deathday is just three weeks away, and he clings to the mundane repetition of his life at home and high school for comfort. Rob Davis's dark graphic novel is an odyssey through this bizarre, distorted teenage landscape. When Scarper's father mysteriously disappears, he sets off with Vera Pike (the new girl at school) and Castro Smith (the weirdest kid in town) to find him. Facing home truths and knife storms at every turn, will Scarper even survive until his deathday?

About the Author(s)
Rob Davis

Rob Davis began his career self-publishing the comic SLANG. He is best known for reinventing Roy of the Rovers and for drawing Judge Dredd (Rebellion). He has written and illustrated Doctor Who (Panini) and adapted H.P. Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror for The Lovecraft Anthology Vol. 1 (SelfMadeHero). The first volume of his graphic novel adaptation of Don Quixote was shortlisted at the British Comic Awards. He is also the editor of the award-winning collaborative comic anthology Nelson.

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