Neverland by Dave Kiersh

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Neverland
by Dave Kiersh
Bodega

The artwork of Dave Kiersh is so distinctive, it would be an embarrassment for anyone else to try and mimic his style.

Just don’t judge a book by its cover. What you’ll find inside is more blackened, cross-hatched, smudged and labyrinthine than its cover would portend. Neverland is a complicated maze of shapes and ideas. A sort of poetry in comics that is set to run in this book on the “I’ll never grow up” theme made memorable by J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.

Neverland is the first-person narrative of a guy who never got past second base or living in his parents’ basement. He’s not interested in the trappings of adulthood like getting a respectable job, owning a home, or settling down. He’d rather fly and dream and take his time falling in love. A sweet sentiment, but kind of a stunted and pitiful existence from the perspective of curmudgeony old settled people everywhere.

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