The title and cover illustration of Stephen Collins' large format graphic novel set up this fable very well indeed. Farcical, with dark undertones. Collins uses humour to prod our fear of difference. The story is conveyed mostly via images, rather than words. In this society, the rules are clear. They are to followed, not questioned or discussed.
The Gigantic Beard that Was Evil is a bewitching and unsettling study of modern life.
|Cartoonist Stephen Collins has a dead pan and devastating sense of humour.|