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Mooncop
Mooncop | Tom Gauld
43 posts | 57 read | 97 to read
The Guardian cartoonist relates the daily deadpan adventures of the last policeman living on the moon "Living on the moon . . . Whatever were we thinking? . . . It seems so silly now." The lunar colony is slowly winding down, like a small town circumvented by a new super highway. As our hero, the Mooncop, makes his daily rounds, his beat grows ever smaller, the population dwindles. A young girl runs away, a dog breaks off his leash, an automaton wanders off from the Museum of the Moon. Each day that the Mooncop goes to work, life gets a little quieter and a little lonelier. As in Goliath, Tom Gauld's retelling of the Bible story, the focus in Gauld's science fiction is personal--no big explosions or grand reveals, just the incremental dissolution of an abandoned project and a persons slow awakening to his own uselessness. Depicted in the distinctive, matter-of-fact style of Gauld's beloved Guardian strips, Mooncop is equal parts funny and melancholy. Gauld captures essential truths about humanity, making this a story of the past, present, and future, all in one.
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zezeki
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 4

Post covers you love for 7 days, no explaining. Tag someone new each day.

@JazzFeathers @CoffeeCatsBooks have you been tagged yet?

CoffeeCatsBooks Nope, and I love pretty covers so I‘ll post when I get back home 😊 2mo
JazzFeathers Me neither. I was thinking l might rate part in the challenge. Now l will 😁 2mo
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LMJenkins
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Pickpick

I don‘t think I am the prime audience for most graphic novels, but this was very short and sweet. And kinda sad. And my name was in it. 😀

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AshHisson
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Mehso-so

Sad but sweet, with a wry humour. Lovely artwork. #graphicnovel

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rebeccavoy
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2018 // 024 | Mooncop - Tom Gauld | 2016 | 94pp

The lunar colony, once popular, is dwindling in size, everyday loosing more & more of its number. Our protagonist, a member of the moon‘s police force, spends his day patrolling, offering what help he can, & generally doing anything he can possibility find to fill his time as everything around him falls away. @tomgauld presents a simple text that explores the depths of loneliness and futility.

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WanderingBookaneer
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I love Tom Gauld and this graphic novel about the lunar colony‘s sole cop is no exception. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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catiewithac
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Mehso-so

Took less than 10 minutes to read. Somber sweet cartoon about automation and loneliness. 🌔

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zezeki
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When #bookmail arrives a week early😁😁😁📚📚 #excited📓📒 @Redwritinghood thank you again 😸😸

Redwritinghood Yay! Enjoy! 2y
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KarenUK
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#day1 #septembowie #spaceoddity This graphic novel is so sweet and melancholy, about the loneliness of a cop, where the community is disappearing .... A 10-minute sitting read that really tugged at my heartstrings 💕

RanaElizabeth Tom Gauld is amazing, I love all his work. 2y
Cinfhen Ten minute read?!? Hell Yeah #stacked 2y
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readsusieread
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Trying to get some 7 in 7 readathon reading in before work!

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Lacythebookworm
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Love Gauld's matter-of-fact style in this short little book about a lunar colony and the cop in charge as he goes about his daily routine! #graphicnovel

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Bengali.bookworm
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Mehso-so

It was interesting...#graphicnovel

emilyhaldi I spy a dirty nyc subway 😳😉 2y
Bengali.bookworm Just showing the present to prelude the future. ( Maybe) 😅 2y
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lisakoby
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Sweet and rather sad. #fantasy #moon #romance

RanaElizabeth Oh, Tom Gauld. 💗 3y
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Iceangel9
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Pickpick

Fun read.

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Zelma
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Mehso-so

Meh. The artwork is really nice and the book definitely conveys the melancholy and loneliness of the moon. Slight humor, although very subtle. I just wanted something a little more.

Redwritinghood I felt the same way. 3y
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RealBooks4ever
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#aneeyorekindofread #aprilbookshowers "Each day that the Mooncop goes to work, life gets a little quieter and a little lonelier."

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KarenUK
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#day28 #aprilbookshowers #aneeyorekindofread This sad, sweet melancholy little graphic novel has a definite Eeyore vibe 💕

Jokila Haha yeah it does! 😂 3y
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JulietteGF
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Pickpick

It's a really nice adult graphic novel. I really enjoyed it! I'm giving away my copy on my Instagram account (bookish.juju). If you live in the US or in Canada, don't hesitate to check it out ;)

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MarriedtoMrT
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Pickpick

Cute, quick, a touch sad, a lot human even among all the robots.

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Handmade_Redhead
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Pickpick

The lonely story of a cop on the moon with a dwindling population. The illustrations are adorable. I love the little moon parks.

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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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Today was hard. So this lovely, oddly melancholy graphic novel did the trick. I love the art & the blue color palette. It doesn't feel sad to me, it just quietly speaks to so much that we feel wandering through life. The mooncop and his empty world are weird and comforting - even when everyone is moving to Hawaii to see their kids, he can still get a space donut and keep his case solve rate at 100%...

thec0zy I'm sorry today was hard. I hope tomorrow will be better 💜 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @thec0zy 😊Tomorrow would be better if only I could stay home and read. 3y
[DELETED] 1409720085 Sorry about your bad day. Thank goodness for books. 3y
LazyOwl Hope you feel better soon. Books are very therapeutic sometimes 3y
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Chessa
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was super short and spare, a very melancholy little graphic novel. I liked it, but didn't love it. I read it in about 10 minutes, so I'm really glad I saved $20 and checked it out of the library. Worth your time, but it didn't change my life, just gave me a middling amount of feels. The art is perfect for the tone, however.

RanaElizabeth I stumbled upon the work of Gauld a few years back and have been a fan of his cartoons ever since. He recently did one about Gaiman's new book that was particularly funny. http://myjetpack.tumblr.com/image/157109631815 3y
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madiocr
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"Living on the moon... Whatever were we thinking?.." nice, nostalgic, very fast to be read...

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AudreyMorris
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Pickpick

The attention-seeking cat was having none of my photo shoot! In any case, this short, cute, and very bittersweet graphic novel involves a cop in a dwindling moon settlement. The 8th grader is reading it next--probably on the way to school tomorrow! #blameitonlitsy #catsoflitsy

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ginabeirne
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Pickpick

Adorable!

jessberk13 😂😂😂 3y
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Redwritinghood
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Mehso-so

This is a cute, short graphic novel about a guy who is a cop on the moon. It's a dream come true, except that nothing much happens on the moon and likewise not much happens in the book. There is no crime and everyone slowly moves back to Earth until it's just the mooncop and the woman who serves him doughnuts everyday, and then -- well, then nothing else happens. I do like the drawings where he sits at night and looks at the Earth, though.

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leslieisreading
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Time for a graphic novel break.

Lacythebookworm This book ❤❤❤ 3y
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Blair_Reads
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Pickpick

A quick read. Good artwork. Smart and a little sad.

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Blair_Reads
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First #graphicnovel of 2017 🙌🏻🙌🏻

vivastory 👍 3y
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Jokila
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Intimately relatable for anyone who's ever felt alienated from their work or the dimming possibility of achieving a dream. Mooncop's a heartfelt little comedy, rendered in deadpan silence, absurd bureaucratic oversights, and the lonely absence of its title's promises adventures. But its bleaker moments, in the end, are balanced by small victories and unexpected moments of real beauty.

thec0zy This looks incredibly beautiful. 3y
AudreyMorris Just as placed a hold for this! There's a queue. 3y
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vivastory
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Very quick read. The titular cop observes people returning to Earth from the sparsely populated moon. Slightly melancholy with a bit of wry humor.

Blair_Reads This has been on my list!! 3y
vivastory @Blair_Reads It is really short. You could read it in the library in about 10 minutes. 3y
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LoganGS
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Pickpick

A short but perfect escape from the stack of manuscripts I need to get through before the holidays...

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MaureenMc
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Loved this slim graphic novel. Dry humor wrapped in melancholy.

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JoeRugola
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Beautiful and melancholy and aridly funny. It's not quite the emotional gut-punch that GOLIATH was, but close.

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Bookletting
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Just as lovely and fun as I expected!

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ReaderbirdAR
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"42"

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ReaderbirdAR
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"I'm going to stop at the donut shop and get coffee."-Mooncop

ReaderbirdAR @Liberty Did you notice the 42 on page 49? Shout out to the answer to the universe! 3y
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outis
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So sweet. The lonely atmosphere of a fading lunar colony highlights the beauty and warmth of hope and human connection.

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jordanerickson
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Pickpick

A quick and fun read, very heartwarming and droll

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Liberty
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Mooncop hugged my ❤️.

mkindness I loved the piece of this I read in the Free Comic Book Day comic. I can't wait to get my hands on this! 3y
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Liberty
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Almost done work for the day - just need to write my TinyLetter! It's fun to put together, but I'm also happy when I can get back to reading. This book is the treat I have waiting for me when I'm finish! 😊

(If you'd like to receive my Franzen Comes Alive TinyLetter, you can sign up here: http://tinyletter.com/Franzen_Comes_Alive)

shawnmooney Just finished – and very much enjoyed – your latest TinyLetter - so I guess that means you're deep into this book now! :-) 3y
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skrishna
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I adored this short graphic novel about a cop at a lunar colony that was slowly being abandoned. Great art and full of absurdist humor. Also SPAAAAAACE!

Eroviana Oooh, this seems "appetising"! 3y
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mkindness
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Two of the many bookish strips from MOONCOP, the FCBD edition.

kaitlyn @todd these are really fun 4y
becausekafka Baking with Kafka?! Guess I'll have to pick this one up. 4y
CynCruz23 The absolute best part about FCBD is discovering something new that you didn't know you needed all your life - moon cop was by far my favorite find from FBCD 👍 4y
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