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Yakari Vol 16: The Lake Monster

By Derib & Job Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184236 When my children were small I wanted them to experience the fun and excitement of comics, just as I had when I was their age. Unfortunately, most of the comics available now are more about the toy taped or bagged with the comic. Worse, the contents are […]

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Gomer Goof Vol 5: Goofball Season

By Franquin Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184625 For me, what’s most enjoyable about Gomer Goof is Franquin’s deliciously detailed drawing. The panels are chock-full of manic movement, dramatic expressions and little extras that the page pulses with life. Franquin’s an extraordinary cartoonist and made more interesting in that he writes the tales too. Each page is […]

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Marsupilami Vol 4: The Pollen Of Monte Urticando

By Franquin, Batem & Yann Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184588 This latest book takes an unexpected turn with the storytelling, but a welcome one at that. Rather than have outsiders blundering into the jungle domain of the Marsupilami and family we instead get what is, to all intents and purposes, a wildlife documentary. Deep within the […]

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Alone Vol 10: The Machine For Undying

By Gazzotti & Vehlmann Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184427 Writing stories with young children is problematic. They don’t necessarily have the world view, the vocabulary or the interest in what’s going on around them to shape the narrative in the manner the writer needs them to, so it’s not uncommon for the child’s behaviour to come […]

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