The Unexpurgated Tale of Lordie Jones

Feb 1, 2010 by

The Unexpurgated Tale of Lordie Jones
Marc Ngui

May 2005
Graphic Novel
7×7 inches, 80 pages

A Doug Wright Award Nominee

What happens when you try to double cross the tooth fairy? Marc Ngui’s follow-up to his popular and critically acclaimed book Enter Avariz answers this question with an intricately crosshatched cartoon conflation of childhood fears in a morally ambiguous suburban fable. Told with wicked delight and dark humour in the tradition of Roald Dahl, Edward Gorey, or Tim Burton, Toronto native Marc Ngui has created a graphic novel with all the ghoulish verve of a classic unexpurgated fairytale.

“Neither confessional nor ironic, Ngui’s work is wonderfully out of step with trends and can sometimes read like a comic collaboratively created by Terry Gilliam and Naomi Klein.” — eye

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