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The Complete Don Quixote

By Rob Davis

Hardback, 296 pp, $27.50

"Those giants over there... they're waving at us!"
"You're mistaken, señor, they are windmills…"

More than 400 years ago, Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) sent his irrepressible optimist of a hero out to tilt at windmills – and Don Quixote and his philosophical squire, Sancho Panza, still remain among the world's most popular and entertaining figures, as well as the archetypes for the tall, thin straight man and his short, stocky comic sidekick. 

In this terrific adaptation of the Cervantes classic, Rob Davis uses innovative paneling and a lively colour palette to bring the Knight-Errant to life. This is sequential storytelling and art at its finest, as we follow Don Quixote on his search for adventure and chivalrous quests – and he will not be defeated by such foes as logic, propriety or sanity.


Rob Davis


Rob Davis is the multi-Eisner-nominated creator of The Motherless Oven, The Can Opener's Daughter, and The Book of Forks series for SelfMadeHero, as well as the critically acclaimed graphic adaptation The Complete Don Quixote. He also created, edited and contributed to the award-winning anthology Nelson for Blank Slate books. 
 
Before this Rob worked for 2000AD drawing Judge Dredd, as well as writing and drawing Doctor Who for Panini. He has written and drawn strips for Vertigo and IDW, and was an illustrator and cartoonist on national news titles including The Guardian

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Reviews

"I recommend this marvel of concision."
— The Observer
"Makes this 400-year-old novel seem new."
— Times Literary Supplement
"A delightful iteration, taking nothing away from Cervantes' story."
— Daily Beast
"Awash with sympathy and humour... A thoroughly loyal adaptation, full of enthusiasm for stories and storytelling."
— The Guardian