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The Complete Don Quixote

By Rob Davis

Hardback, 296 pp, $27.50

"Those giants over there... they're waving at us!"
"You're mistaken, señor, they are windmills…"

More than 400 years ago, Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) sent his irrepressible optimist of a hero out to tilt at windmills – and Don Quixote and his philosophical squire, Sancho Panza, still remain among the world's most popular and entertaining figures, as well as the archetypes for the tall, thin straight man and his short, stocky comic sidekick. 

In this terrific adaptation of the Cervantes classic, Rob Davis uses innovative paneling and a lively colour palette to bring the Knight-Errant to life. This is sequential storytelling and art at its finest, as we follow Don Quixote on his search for adventure and chivalrous quests – and he will not be defeated by such foes as logic, propriety or sanity.


Rob Davis


Rob Davis began self-publishing his own comic, the highly experimental SLANG, in 1989. From there, Rob made the leap from experimental into traditional when he was employed by Fleetway to reinvent British comics icon Roy of the Rovers. After a time drawing Judge Dredd, he began working as an illustrator and cartoonist for newspapers (including The Guardian) and children’s book publishers (including Scholastic). In the last few years, Rob has returned to comics, writing and drawing Doctor Who for Panini. His books for SelfMadeHero include The Motherless Oven, The Can Opener's Daughter and The Complete Don Quixote.

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Reviews

"I recommend this marvel of concision."
— The Observer
"Makes this 400-year-old novel seem new."
— Times Literary Supplement
"A delightful iteration, taking nothing away from Cervantes' story."
— Daily Beast
"Awash with sympathy and humour... A thoroughly loyal adaptation, full of enthusiasm for stories and storytelling."
— The Guardian