Set in rural England, Carol Swain’s Gast is the rare kind of contemporary graphic novel that critics are imagining when they exult over the promise of the art form — a philosophically mature vision, uniquely executed by an artist wholly in control of her craft. In Gast, Swain’s main character Helen’s inner life is slowly revealed through a mixture of naturalistic detail and phantasmagoric occurrences.
176 page black and white paperback
Fantagraphics Books, 2014
Diamond Code: MAY141406