Nao of Brown

Author:   Glyn Dillon
Publisher:   SelfMadeHero
ISBN:  

9781906838423


Pages:   208
Publication Date:   17 September 2012
Format:   Hardback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Author:   Glyn Dillon
Publisher:   SelfMadeHero
Imprint:   SelfMadeHero
Dimensions:   Width: 20.10cm , Height: 2.70cm , Length: 26.70cm
Weight:   1.010kg
ISBN:  

9781906838423


ISBN 10:   1906838429
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   17 September 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Phil writes: The most troubling thing about the Nao of Brown is that it is Glynn Dillon's very first long form graphic novel. Clearly a labour of love, brought carefully into the world over what must have been many years, it is fully formed and rich with nuance in a way that makes many writer/illustrators seem lazy and slapdash. Nao is a graphic designer grappling with an increasingly entropic obsessive compulsive disorder. Her burgeoning romance with a deeply troubled man forms the crux of a breezy tale, but the novel frequently confounds expectations with its freewheeling approach to the slice-of-life story - it flits between fantasy and reality, the spiritual, the mundane and the silly. One moment a pitch-perfect romance comic, the next a harrowing portrait of an obsessive personality. At its core, The Nao of Brown is a meditation on Buddhism through the prism of a behavioural disorder. Or vice versa - the themes here certainly resonate differently between readers. What resonates universally however is Nao herself, surely one of the most well-crafted and fascinating protagonists of recent fiction. Dillon brings her (and her supporting cast) to life with incredibly well observed figure work - the illustrations absolutely sing, populated with characters who truly occupy space and interact beautifully within it. Every character has a thoughtful backstory, and they wear it upon them in every exquisite watercolour panel. It is that rarest of pleasure, the feeling of having actually met somebody upon completing a book, and that is the singular pleasure of the Nao of Brown. In every way it is a major achievement, and without a doubt one of the best comics of recent memory.


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Glyn Dillon was born in 1971, the youngest of a family where both the father and the first born son were working artists. Glyn has had a wide-ranging career, mainly working as a storyboard artist and concept designer for both film and television. He has also worked on and off in comics (including early work for Deadline, Vertigo - Shade the Changing Man and an episode of Sandman, illustration, toy design and animation, as well as a short period of directing music promos (including a video for the Gorillaz' live show).

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