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When timid Percy Gloom is hired for his dream job at the Safety Now Cautionary Writing Institute, he enters a surreal world of menacing household objects and learns a troubling truth about the father who left him behind so long ago.
Today on the Comics Page, we're excerpting Percy Gloom, the deliciously downbeat (and offbeat) debut graphic novel from Cathy Malkasian, just published by Fantagraphics Books.
Percy Gloom, by Cathy Malkasian
What happens next? Read Percy Gloom, just published by Fantagraphics Books.