Dear Creature

Dear Creature


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Deep beneath the waves, a creature named Grue defies his nature, no longer wanting to eat lusty beachgoers, no matter how their hormones call to him. Grue discovers love after finding Shakespeare's plays in cola bottles. When his first attempt at companionship in the world above ends . . . poorly, Grue searches for the person who cast the plays into the sea. What he finds is love in the arms of Giulietta-but with his wicked past catching up to him, Grue must decide if becoming a new man means ignoring the monster he was.

Rising from a brine of drive-in pulp and gentle poetry, award winner Jonathan Case's brand-new hardcover edition of his debut graphic novel Dear Creature is the love story you never imagined!

Praise for a previous edition of Dear Creature:
"Marvelously entertaining . . . A funny, bizarre, unexpected pleasure that gives a creature from the depths heart and soul."-Kirkus Reviews
"Exuberantly weird . . . Startlingly assured for a debut effort." -Publishers Weekly
"Dear Creature is sure to be one of the quirkiest and most surprising love stories you will ever read." -Gene Yang

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506700953
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 933,415
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Case spent his formative years on a boat in Mexico, where he had nary to do but hole up in a cabin and draw, read and plot his escape from paradise. He made it out eventually, traveling to the American south to study performing arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. He is a member of Portland's own Periscope Studio, the largest collective of comics artists and writers in the United States. Case's work can also be found in the Eisner Award-winning anthology Comic Book Tattoo, Green River Killer, and The New Deal.

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Dear Creature 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JJbooklvr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fun story of a monster who falls in love and wants to give up his human eating ways. I loved the comments from the crabs too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stunning black and white artwork, quirky and beautifully written story with elements of comedy, suspense, and romance. There is nothing else like this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago