Thursday, 21 February 2013

Two book reviews: what are your views?


The Wolf's Whistle by Bjorn Rune Lie.

A beautiful book with echoes of Richard Scarry's work, it is a natural fusion of superhero comics and children's stories. Colourful all the way through, the book is an absolute delight to read and will have you coming back for more.

The story? Albert, a little wretch of a wolf spends his lunchtimes drawing comics and dreams of having his work published by Wonder Comics. He is bullied by three porcine brothers. Later on, he takes on his oppressors under the guise of the Lone Wolf, thus fulfilling his destiny as a superhero.

The Bento Bestiary by Ben Newman and Scott Donaldson.

The eighteenth-century Japanese artist, Toryamn Sekin portrayed spirits of the Yokai tradition, namely Godzilla, Hebi and Inugami--all of which were an ancient race of demons that terrorised the world.

To keep this tradition alive, Ben Newman and Scott Donaldson revisit these demons in a bold and colourful manner to incorporate worldwide themes that grace our world today.

That's it, really. And they've done a pretty good job of it.

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