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Dull Margaret

by Broadbent, Jim,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL Broadbent
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Graphic Novels
Call Number  GRAPHIC NOVEL Broadbent
Inspired by Dulle Griet (aka Mad Meg), Pieter Bruegel's 16th-century painting of a 'strong, intense woman striding determinedly across a violent landscape,' Dull Margaret is the first graphic novel by Academy Award winning-actor Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones) and artist Dix (best known for his comics in the Guardian). The Dulle Griet painting shows a breastplated woman with a sword in one hand in front of the mouth of hell, and Broadbent uses that single, vivid image as a launching point to explore what the rest of Dull Margaret's bleak existence may have been like.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Greed is unquenchable in this bleak meditation on vengeance and desire by Dix (Klaxon) and Academy Award-winning actor Jim Broadbent. Margaret-dull marsh-dweller, eel-catcher, and hermit-pursues her desires through dark magic. She is granted lovers and gold in abundance, but she remains unsatisfied and swiftly descends into covetous madness. This is a determinedly desolate fable of mud, tarnish, and viscera, rendered in swampy earth tones with brief, rich interludes of red. Margaret's monologue comprises nearly every word in the book, and she mutters to herself constantly: as she reels in her catch, as she degrades a man in her thrall, and as she counts her ill-gotten riches. It is her chant, her ceaseless, abject assertion of "I'm Margaret, I'm Margaret... strong and clever," which lingers most hauntingly after the last page is turned. The book's inspiration, the painting Dulle Griet by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, is most faithfully represented in this aspect; Margaret's desperation mirrors Griet's frantic trek across a hellish landscape. The ruthless, brutal Margaret proves a satisfying antiheroine for this vicious morality play. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Subjects Women -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Peasants -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Revenge -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Marshes -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Seattle, Washington :2018
Other Titles Dulle Griet.
Contributors Dix, artist.
Bruegel, Pieter, approximately 1525-1569. Dulle Griet.
Language English
Notes Graphic novel inspired by Pieter Bruegel the Elder's 16th-century painting Dulle Griet (aka "Mad Meg").
Description 128 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9781683960980
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