October 11th, 2006

Just Me

I Got A Present II: Electric Boogaloo!

Courtesy of the ever-so-wonderful elfwhistletree:





This book arrived on my doorstep today! I'd heard in advance from EWT -- who did, after all, need my address to perform this bit of legerdemaine! -- so it wasn't exactly a surprise, but what a lovely birthday present!

Friends in the UK are no doubt familiar with Posy Simmonds. I'm not, and all I've seen so far is the introductory "Cast of Characters" panel and the first strip, but I'm already thoroughly charmed and thrilled with this! A bit of googling tells me this is a compilation of newspaper comic strips from The Guardian. Boy, you guys get better strips than we do these days! The art style is very human, lovely and fun, and the script feels very natural, very sweet and human.

A whole new thing for me to explore and enjoy, and in the realm of comics, a field I don't talk too much about here, but love deeply.

So, many many thanks, EWT! You're a sweety!