Monday, February 14, 2011
Buy a Book to Begin the Week: EARTHBOY JACOBUS
So, now that you've cried after reading I Kill Giants and looked at the kid in your with the Flight series, let's go with an all ages action/adventure book.
EARTHBOY JACOBUS by Doug TenNapel.
First, you've probably notice that I mention Doug a lot. From his story in Flight, his Scholastic Graphic Novel GHOSTOPOLIS and his new web comic RATFIST, I'm starting to sound like his hype man. What ev's!! I love Doug's work. He sling ink around with a brush showing us exactly what a cartoonist can do. He adds just enough to give us all the info we need without noodling a page to death. This gives his stories a pace and energy that you don't see in many comics. He has like 12 or more graphic novels out there and there's no stopping him in the future. How can I not support a guy like this?
EARTHBOY JACOBUS is one of my favorites of his. The story of a boy from an alternate universe is found by an aging man and learns to be a part of this world. But as the boy grows older forces from his native world show up in our plane to take him back. It's a fun sci-fi, father and son tale.
If you dig this, try some of Doug's other work.