• Mooncop

    by Tom Gauld
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    Mooncop

Tom Gauld

discusses

Mooncop

in conversation with KATIE KOHN

This event includes a book signing

Date

Sep
22
Thursday
September 22, 2016
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed cartoonist and illustrator TOM GAULD for a discussion of his latest graphic novel, Mooncop, recounting the daily deadpan adventures of the last policeman living on the moon. Gauld will be joined in conversation by Harvard University Film and Visual Studies PhD candidate KATIE KOHN.

About Mooncop

"Living on the moon . . . Whatever were we thinking? . . . It seems so silly now."

The lunar colony is slowly winding down, like a small town circumvented by a new super highway. As our hero, the Mooncop, makes his daily rounds, his beat grows ever smaller, the population dwindles. A young girl runs away, a dog breaks off his leash, an automaton wanders off from the Museum of the Moon. Each day that the Mooncop goes to work, life gets a little quieter and a little lonelier.

As in Goliath, Tom Gauld's retelling of the Bible story, the focus in Gauld's science fiction is personal--no big explosions or grand reveals, just the incremental dissolution of an abandoned project and a person’s slow awakening to his own uselessness. Depicted in the distinctive, matter-of-fact style of Gauld's beloved Guardian strips, Mooncop is equal parts funny and melancholy. Gauld captures essential truths about humanity, making this a story of the past, present, and future, all in one.

Praise

"To read a Tom Gauld cartoon…is to be entertained, but also to be affected on a deeper level, where timeless truths about the human condition wait for talents such as Gauld to tap a line into them and provide lesser mortals like me with a chance to taste them." —Boing Boing

"Precise and wryly hilarious." —NPR 

Katie Kohn
Katie Kohn

Katie Kohn

Katie Kohn is a PhD candidate in the Film and Visual studies program at Harvard University, and received her BA and and MA in Cinema Studies from NYU and Kings College, U. of London, respectively. In addition to her work in film theory and philosophy, Katie also maintains an avid interest in contemporary visual culture, youth cultures, and visual storytelling. She has found a home for these passions both within and without her graduate work, teaching courses in fantasy literature through the Folklore and Mythology department and spending the better part of her fleeting summers writing fantasy fiction. 

Tom Gauld
Tom Gauld

Tom Gauld

Tom Gauld is a cartoonist and illustrator. He has weekly comic strips in The Guardian and New Scientist and his comics have been published in The New York Times and The Believer. In addition to his graphic novels Goliath and You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, he has designed a number of book covers. Gauld lives and works in London.

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