Tag Archives | Humour

Walt & Skeezix: 1923-1924

By Frank King Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly ISBN: 978-1896597997 This is the second book in this remarkable series collecting the years 1923 and 1924. Despite the title, this is actually the long-running and highly acclaimed Gasoline Alley strip. It has been reframed through its lead character, Walt, and his adopted son, Skeezix, whom he discovers […]

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Marsupilami 7: The Gold Of Boavista

By Batem & Yann Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781800440692 Although these books aren’t illustrated or written by the Marsupilami creator, Franquin, I do find that Batem’s artwork utterly captures Franquin’s frantic, frenetic energy. And, let’s face it, that’s what we want. Strong visual humour, great characters, and panel by panel storytelling that drives the narrative forward […]

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Spirou & Fantasio 19: The Visitor From The Mesozoic

By Franquin Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781800440661 As the little disclaimer states at the beginning of this book, this story was written 60 years ago. Consequently, what we now know about dinosaurs and the era they lived in is very different to the narrative liberties taken here. In some respects, they’re no worse than Spielberg upscaling […]

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Je Ne Sais Quoi

By Lucie Arnoux Publisher: Jonathan Cape ISBN: 9781787333598 At first glance, there’s something immediately captivating about Je Ne Sais Quoi. Lucie Arnoux’s beautifully coloured, heavily detailed cover gets your attention from the get-go. What’s more, despite being in English, it’s presented in the European album format, hinting at the theme of duality that so infuses […]

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Revenge Of The Librarians

By Tom GauldPublisher: CanongateISBN: 9781838858216 Always guaranteed to be a treat, there’s a new Tom Gauld cartoon collection available. If you’re not aware of Tom’s work then pay attention ’cause you’re missing out. Although this collection focuses primarily on all things books, he’s just as comfortable with science, history, philosophy and pop culture. It’s the […]

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