On the island of Here, livin’s easy. Conduct is orderly. Lawns are neat. Citizens are clean shaven-and Dave is the most fastidious of them all. Dave is bald, but for a single hair. He loves drawing, his desk job, and the Bangles. But on one fateful day, his life is upended…by an unstoppable (yet pretty impressive) beard growing on Dave’s face.
The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil was a book easy to get lost in, and was promptly finished in a couple of hours. However, after taking some time to think about it, the story wasn’t quite as fascinating as I was anticipating going into this. And I felt indifferent to what was happening for most of the time.
The art, on the other hand, was fantastic. It reminded me in some ways of Shaun Tan’s wondrous The Arrival.
Overall, I’m extremely glad I took the time to read The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil for its gorgeous drawings. Though it was a quick read, the storyline ended up lacking a bit for me, so that’s why I lowered my rating.