We visited the awesome town of Bloomington, Indiana several times in the past few years, and we always go into a certain independent comic book store just to look around. I’m not a big fan of comics, to be honest, but I can definitely appreciate the amazingly talented artists that create all that art! I especially like the non-corporate artists who are still creating every aspect of each comic (storyboarding, sketching, pen and inking, coloring, etc.). While we were there, I found the most amazing comic series, Mouse Guard. As I mentioned before, I LOVE fuzzy animals, and my first love of fuzzy animals was mice. As a kid, I had a ton of mice-themed knick-knacks and toys, including, I’m not kidding, the little mice dolls with the “fake” fur (ironically, I buy the same type for our kitties now, who LOVE them) who were actually dressed as a bride and groom! Those two were my favorite!
So I now own the first two anthology collections of Mouse Guard and I am going to purchase the third soon. I only read a few pages of the first anthology collection because I don’t want them to end!
We were in a local independent comic book store the other day, and I saw another series that I have now become obsessed with too, Owly. And there are no words! Just word balloons with expressive sounds or punctuation but that’s it. I love the fact that someone can take a creative idea (a cute cartoon about an owl) and then make it even MORE creative by doing something different from everyone else. Awesome!