Saturday, November 24, 2007

Kid's Gift Idea: SuperHero ABC

Bob McLeod, a comic artist with both DC and Marvel experience, extended his art experience to the world of young children with his comic-like book SuperHero ABC. The text, almost entirely alliterative in the action comic tradition, includes the heroic but emphasizes the humorous. L is represented by the Laughing Lass who Laughs Loudly at Lawbreakers! Text bubbles inform us that she is Loony. Given his history, it is not a surprise that the art is fantastic. You can see many examples from the book on this page. While kids familiar with comic books might get the most out of the book, even those who have no exposure will laugh at the images and text.

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