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Gerald is a postman, much like many other postmen. One day, having lost a precious and personal item, he visits his local lost and found. Only to find far more than he bargained for, because in this self storage, each and every one of Gerald's lost possessions has been kept and contained. How each item got there and why they were under one roof was a mystery. But they were all there...Faced with this new trove of personal riches, Gerald discovers their ability to trigger powerful memories, resurrecting the ghosts of his past, igniting long lost passions and helping him change the course of his future.

 

Details

ISBN: 9781907704864
Series: 17 x 23 Comics
Audience: Children / Juvenile
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 24
Publication Date: 1 Mar 2015
Publisher: Nobrow Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 23(H) x 17(L)

 

Reviews


The strength of Poyiadgi's comic [...] lies in its scale, and subdued humor and charm, making it's ideological catechism a more engaging prospect.
--The AV Club

A restrained style reminiscent of Chris Ware's, Poyiadgi illustrates the episode with small panels featuring slightly distant figures in pale, neatly drawn settings. The general premise is an old favorite, though here it gets an inflection that may appeal best to audiences familiar with the accretion of loss.
--Kirkus Reviews

The 24-page comic format works very well as an introduction to an artist's work - in Poyiadgi's case, Lost Property suggests that he is certainly someone to look out for.
--Creative Review

A joyous reflection on taking ownership of the past and grasping the potential of the future, Lost Property marks the moment that one of comics' best kept secrets was propelled to the next level of, hopefully international, recognition...
--Broken Frontier

Poyiadgi has put the machinery in place to explore how memory brings us back to who we were, who we are and the decisions made between those two points in our own narratives.
--Comics Bulletin

Through his art and storytelling choices, Poyiadgi crafts both a melancholy and beautiful tale that is nothing less than inspirational. What is lost can never be truly recovered, and why should it when you can build something new out of its very fabric?
--The Comic Age

a slightly surreal and charming tale of the loss and retrieval of dreams and ideals. [...] Poyiadgi's drawings are clean and clear, with a subtle palette. His layouts direct your focus from detail to panorama and back again. It's visually intriguing and a bit of an homage to the beauty of the everyday objects of our lives, and how their presence - or absence - shape us.
--Joy Corcoran

Poyiadigi's illustrations harken back to an era lost in the past, where gentle colors and soft pastels create the world around us. [...] This short books hides a brilliant story and a great introduction to Poyidagi's work.
--Andrew Shuping, Musing Librarian Reviews

A nice little story about losing everything and being who you want to be. [...] If you're looking for a short, cute story, I would highly recommend checking this out.
--Belle's Beautiful Books

 

Author Biography

Andy J Poyiadgi is Graphic Author that makes films by day and comics by night. He has directed trailers for Heinz, Ford, the Guardian, BBC, BAFTA and the Sopranos. His short film Schizofredric won awards at the Garden State Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Seattle Sci-Fi Film Festival and Sci-Fi London Film Festival. He has contributed to several anthologies, including: Wu Wei and ink+PAPER. His recent comic, Teapot Therapy, was shortlisted for the Observer/ Jonathan Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize. Poyiadagi lives in London, UK.

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