Rob Davis’ The Motherless Oven is an award-winning comic. In this world there are no birthday, only deathdays and it’ll be a battle for Scarper Lee to survive that long. In this world children make their own parents and Scarper’s father is a wind-powered construction and his mother a Bakelite hairdryer. Now, in the The Can Opener’s Daughter we return to that strange world. It’s a sequel but also a standalone story.
The Can Opener’s Daughter came out just last week.
In this graphic novel we pick up the story of Vera Pike. Her mother is the Weather Clock, that megalomaniac Prime Minister of Chance, but her father is a can opener. Can anyone survive their deathday?
Who better to take us behind the scenes than Rob Davis himself?
This video comes from the indie publisher SelfMadeHero. It gives us some insight into the darkly inventive graphic novel and what exactly Rob Davis might want us to know.