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Miguelanxo Prado
       
STREAK OF CHALK
 
STREAK OF CHALK
Miguelanxo Prado

On the occasion of NBM's 40th anniversary, a classic back in print! A small streak of an island in the Atlantic. On no map. In heavy summer heat. One general store with a woman and her taciturn boy. A lighthouse with no light. Memories and messages graffitied on the pier wall. A chance encounter with a beautiful elusive woman. A Murder. Or was it? Nothing seems completely real. Only the graffitied memories are constant.
A mysterious multifaceted novel steeped in magical realism that can be read a number of ways, Streak of Chalk is one of Spain's best comics authors' magnum opus, and one of the greatest most pioneering graphic novels NBM ever published.
Reviews:
"9/10. Absolutely beautiful, a bit creepy and a great ride."
-Sequential Tart
"Very much a novel. Many 'graphic novels' are, at best, extended short stories, but Prado explores the complexities of relationships in a thoroughly adult manner, taking us through the numerous stages that create a bond, whether of love, hate or something else." -Slings and Arrows
"Win's Christmas Gift Recommendation: For Magic All Year 'Round… 10/10. A moody lyrical and deliciously brooding dark affair. A graphic narrative masterpiece in every sense of the term, Streak of Chalk gets under your skin and stays with you long after the final page is turned." -Win Wiacek, Now Read This
BARNES & NOBLE BEST GN OF SEPTEMBER
"keeps the reader fascinated to the very end."
-Midwest Book Review
"Stands as a stunning example of the unique potential of graphic novels. Prado earns attention honestly. His art is a wonder, and it's striking to see his mastery of different techniques as evidenced in the bonus pages, which give an idea of how much care has been taken to convey a certain mood throughout the book."
-Foreword
"Although the story is sparse, there's intrigue, sex and, more importantly, Spanish artist Prado's sumptuous illustrations and exquisite use of colors, to keep the reader's attention."
-Publishers Weekly
EISNER AND HARVEY AWARDS NOMINEE

9x12, 88pp., full color hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 9781681121161
 

 
   
   
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