First published in 1980, two years after "The Snowman", "Gentleman Jim" has been unavailable for many years.
We are delighted to bring it back into print as the first book in an occasional series, "Cape Graphic Classics". "Gentleman Jim" is the story of Jim Bloggs, a lavatory attendant who, dissatisfied with his station in life, devotes his time to envisioning a world beyond it.
His walls are lined with books like "Out in the Silver West", the "Boys' Book of Pirates" and "Executive Opportunities", which provide fodder for his ruminations on career change.
Encouraged by his wife Hilda, also eager to incorporate more adventure into her life, Jim sets out to bring these dreams to fruition by accumulating various accoutrements, only to discover that the life of an executive, an artist or a cowboy is more complicated and costly than it appears.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 32 pages, chiefly ill
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 07/08/2008
- Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
- ISBN: 9780224085243