George Sprott (1897-1975)
Celebrated cartoonist and New Yorker cover artist Seth gives us the fictional life of George Sprott. On the surface George seems a charming, foolish, old man, but who is he? And who was he?
Told as a patchwork tale, we come to know George, piece by piece, in a series of "interviews," flashbacks, and personal reminiscences. George Sprott is a story about time, identity, loss, and the persistence of memory. Though, ultimately, this is the story of a man's death, Seth leavens it with humor and restraint.
Originally serialized in The New York Times Magazine, this greatly expanded and remastered-version is George Sprott's first publication as a complete work.
Publisher: Drawn And Quarterly
Page Count: 96pp
Size: 12.25 x 14.25
Notes: hardcover, color
Date of Publication: June 24, 2009