The Gull Yettin by Kessler, Joe
Kessler, Joe
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The Gull Yettin -- Joe Kessler - Paperback


The life of an orphaned boy is shaped by the devotion of a fantastical Gull in this lovingly rendered, entirely wordless graphic novel by a contemporary comics innovator.

Joe Kessler is at the forefront of European comics. Co-founder and art director of UK's Breakdown Press, and winner of the Angoulême International Comics Festival's Fauve Révélation for his breakthrough comic book Windowpane, Kessler rejuvenates the form once again with his vivid and moving The Gull Yettin.

Told in striking colors and loose but confident lines, The Gull Yettin's story begins when a young boy awakens late one night to find his home on fire. The boy is saved by a lanky, shapeshifting Gull. Orphaned by the fire, and now adrift in a boat piloted by the Gull, the boy faces an uncertain future, one that will be both helped and hindered by his new attendant.

Without a word, Kessler builds a strange but recognizable world, using it to explore all the forms that grief, jealousy, longing, and love can take in our lives, and the compassion and cruelty that can dwell in a single heart. Filled with all the warmth and poignancy of a great folktale, The Gull Yettin proves that Kessler is pushing comics to new heights.

Author: Joe Kessler
Publisher: New York Review Comics
Published: 05/02/2023
Pages: 216
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 7.40h x 5.40w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781681377391

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2023
Publishers Weekly 05/08/2023

About the Author
Joe Kessler is a cartoonist and co-founder and art director at Breakdown Press, a London-based comics publisher. His book Windowpane won the Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize for First Comic Book in 2020.

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