Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@ddmcd.com) consults from Alexandria Virginia. His services include writing & research, proposal development, and project management. Follow him on Google+. He publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain and volunteers with the Alexandria Film Festival. He is also on Linkedin. To subscribe to emailed updates about additions to this web site click here.

Tom Gauld's MOONCOP

Tom Gauld's MOONCOP

A book review by Dennis D. McDonald

Words that come to mind when reading this short cartoon story are:

  • melancholy
  • deliberate
  • spare
  • gentle
  • quietly mirthful

We follow a policeman on his daily rounds on a future moon which is gradually being depopulated as people leave and return to Earth. Apparently the lunar colonization effort has has seen better days. The moon cop, even though he still makes his daily rounds, has little to do except get his daily coffee and donuts, help retrieve a lost dog, and return a wandering robot to its home base.

He asks for a transfer back to earth. His transfer request is denied. Why, we don’t know.

This panel illustrates the elements that contribute to the charm and subtlety of this book:

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Black, white, gray. Lots of lines. The whole book is like this. Everything meshes wonderfully. Check it out.

Review copyright (c) 2018 by Dennis D. McDonald

Martin Caidin’s BLACK THURSDAY: THE STORY OF THE SCHWEINFURT RAID

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