Seth spent most of the last decade building a body of work that has brought admirable comparisons with the likes of Chris Ware and Daniel Clowes. George Sprott 1894-1975 could be described as the culmination of this work, or at the very least, the latest step in the journey.
Telling the life story of an eccentric Canadian television personality, best known for rambling voice-overs on wildlife programmes, the book starts off as a simple tale of a charming old man. As we get to know the character however, through flashbacks, interviews and other means, we realise there’s a lot more to this old fellow than his ability to describe flora and fauna.
George Sprott is published in hardback by Drawn and Quarterly but will be released in a UK paperback edition in July by Jonathan Cape.