Nick Thorburn writes new graphic novel Penguins

The Islands and Unicorns frontperson, Nick Thorburn, has announced a new graphic novel about and aptly named Penguins and the 288-page book will come out via Fantagraphics in September.

“Penguins go through a lot of hell that could be avoided if they had the ability to fly,” Thorburnsays about the story, which is mostly wordless. “This cruel irony lends itself to humor, as well as sadness. Death and the desperate search for love and companionship seem so tethered to life as a penguin, as well as for humans, and so the goal was to bridge those two and make them funny.”

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