The Cloven: Book One

Garth Stein (Author) Matthew Southworth (Author)
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The Cloven Book One stars James Tucker, the most successful Genetically Modified Human Organism ever created. Conceived in a privately financed, top-secret laboratory on Washington state's Vashon Island, Tucker is a cross between a human and a goat -- a Cloven. Known to his friends as "Tuck," all he wants is to live a normal life as a university student; everything is going fine, until he shows a girl his hooves... Moody and mysterious and atmospheric as a fever dream, The Cloven Book One follows Tuck's breakneck journey across the Pacific Northwest as he searches for his true home out there somewhere. Book One of a raucous, funny, fast-moving, and dynamic series of graphic novels by two bestselling and critically acclaimed storytellers.

The Cloven Book One features a special full-color four page fold-out spread.

Product Details

Price: $24.99  $22.49
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Published Date: July 28, 2020
Pages: 128
Language: English
Type: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781683963103
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About the Author

Garth Stein is the author of Enzo Races in the Rain!, based on the New York Times bestselling novel The Art of Racing in the Rain (and its tween adaptation, Racing in the Rain). His other works include A Sudden Light, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, Raven Stole the Moon, and a play, Brother Jones. He is the cofounder of, a nonprofit collective of sixty-two Northwest authors dedicated to fostering a passion for the written word. Garth lives in Seattle with his family and his dog, Comet.

MATTHEW SOUTHWORTH is a comic artist and writer based in Seattle. He is the co-creator (along with Greg Rucka) of the comic book series Stumptown, as well as an Executive Producer of ABC's Stumptown TV series, starring Cobie Smulders (Avengers, How I Met Your Mother).


"The Cloven makes me believe in comics, in art on the page, in the beauty of an image, in the intimacy of a story that moves from the mind to the hand and then to the imagination of the reader. Mostly it makes me believe -- truly believe -- in a hero that comics champion better than any other medium: the underdog."--Chelsea Cain, New York Times bestselling author and Eisner Award nominee
"Wildly, dizzyingly imaginative, and grimly allegorical. It fairly 'bleats' with wry humor, and the art is spectacular. I can't wait for the next two installments!"--Erik Larson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil in the White City
"Homeless people in Seattle's notorious urban Jungle, secret labs, a gentle scientist who believes lonely genetic mutations need love, gorgeous illustrations, and a new species of gifted goat people in our midst as mythic as the Sasquatch -- The Cloven has it all."--Charles Johnson, National Book Award winning author of Middle Passage
"From the first stark, cut-you-to-the-bone scene, The Cloven is riveting -- a delightful modern-day twist on the Frankenstein story. The writing is stylistically dark; the art is vivid and strikingly beautiful. Stein and Southworth have created a masterful and unique world."--Neal Bascomb, New York Times bestselling author of The Winter Fortress and Faster