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The Rough Pearl

Kevin Mutch
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This product will be shipped on 03/17/2020

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An aspiring digital artist contends with his bleak prospects — and his own Ativan-addled mind!

Thirty-something Adam Kline is one sad sack. He’s stuck in a thankless university adjunct position, surrounded by pretentious academic boors, married to an ambitious woman sick of supporting his starry-eyed pipe dreams, and completely ignored by the New York art scene. Miraculously, though, things seem to be looking up for hapless Adam. A promotion appears on the horizon, a high-end art dealer expresses interest in his work, and a talented and intriguing student of Adam’s rekindles his creative (and other) passions. However, there’s just one problem — his mysterious medical condition keeps blacking him out at the most inopportune times, and slowly blurs his perceptions of reality and fantasy …

In The Rough Pearl, Xeric Award-winning cartoonist Kevin Mutch skewers theory-spouting academics, sleazy art dealers, and obnoxious over-sharers. This wryly funny, slice-of-life tale is further enlivened by a touch of the otherworldly, as Adam contends with an eerie, pitch-black void, flesh-eating zombies, and a vast, secret network of bug-eyed, baldheaded aliens. As if getting by in NYCwasn’t hard enough!

Pages:
180
Colors:
black & white
Format:
Softcover
Dimensions:
8" x 10.25"
ISBN-13:
978-1-68396-284-7
Year:
2020

PLEASE NOTE: All pre-ordered books are shipped via Media Mail in the U.S. and Air Mail internationally. Please select the appropriate shipping method when checking out to avoid being overcharged for shipping!

An aspiring digital artist contends with his bleak prospects — and his own Ativan-addled mind!

Thirty-something Adam Kline is one sad sack. He’s stuck in a thankless university adjunct position, surrounded by pretentious academic boors, married to an ambitious woman sick of supporting his starry-eyed pipe dreams, and completely ignored by the New York art scene. Miraculously, though, things seem to be looking up for hapless Adam. A promotion appears on the horizon, a high-end art dealer expresses interest in his work, and a talented and intriguing student of Adam’s rekindles his creative (and other) passions. However, there’s just one problem — his mysterious medical condition keeps blacking him out at the most inopportune times, and slowly blurs his perceptions of reality and fantasy …

In The Rough Pearl, Xeric Award-winning cartoonist Kevin Mutch skewers theory-spouting academics, sleazy art dealers, and obnoxious over-sharers. This wryly funny, slice-of-life tale is further enlivened by a touch of the otherworldly, as Adam contends with an eerie, pitch-black void, flesh-eating zombies, and a vast, secret network of bug-eyed, baldheaded aliens. As if getting by in NYCwasn’t hard enough!

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