Inspired by Dulle Griet, a 16th-century painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Dull Margaret is the first graphic novel by Academy Award-winning actor Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones) and acclaimed Guardian cartoonist Dix (Roll Up! Roll Up!).
Dull Margaret leads a miserable life hunting slippery, slimy eels to sell at the marketplace. In town, she finds that she does not belong: the locals shun her, steal from her, and send her away to her crude shack far away from civilization. Fed up with the cruel world, she decides to take fate into her own hands, mixing a witch’s brew to bring her friendship and riches. But she soon learns to be careful what she wishes for, as this powerful magic sends her down a series of shocking and gruesome twists and turns. Intense, bleak, and darkly humorous, Dull Margaret is one of the most unexpected and original graphic novels of 2018.
"Dull Margaret is a powerful read that’s open enough to take multiple interpretations, with the space to grow over several rereadings. If you enjoy dark, literary graphic novels, Dix and Broadbent have dished up a treat." — Grovel
"Greed is unquenchable in this bleak meditation on vengeance and desire by Dix and Academy Award–winning actor Jim Broadbent. ... The ruthless, brutal Margaret proves a satisfying antiheroine for this vicious morality play." — Publishers Weekly
"Dull Margaret is a dark, vicious reimagining of 16th century peasant life with a remarkable main character." — Sequential State
“Enticing and loathly, this sorry soggy fable abounds with rich mordant humour and powerfully seductive sentiment, all compellingly realised by DIX’s muted palette and amorphous, soft-edged designs.” — Now Read This
"An intense incantation filtered through a fever dream." — The Beat