Saturday, March 1, 2014
Happy 1st day of March. Spring is hopefully right around the corner. It is below zero here in Minnesota and we are celebrating Mardi Gras. I cannot wait for the cold and snow to be gone from my life. Seriously. This has been a tough winter here.
One thing I am looking forward to this month is reading Kevin Cannon books. Kevin Cannon is a cartoonist and he is amazing. He has written a lot of books and comics as well as creates maps and so much more. You need to seriously check out his website. http://www.kevincannon.org/
The two books I am going to read and feature this month are Far Arden and Crater XV.
Here is the synopsis from Goodreads:
Meet Army Shanks - crusty old sea dog and legendary brawler of the high Arctic seas! He's got just one mission: to find the mythical island paradise known as Far Arden, which lies hidden (so they say) in the wintry oceans of the far North. But there's more than just water standing between Shanks
and his goal: he'll have to contend with circus performers, adorable orphans, heinous villains, bitter ex-lovers, well-meaning undergraduates, and the full might of the Royal Canadian Arctic Navy! Not to mention he's not so sure how to get to Far Arden in the first place... In his first solo graphic novel, Kevin Cannon (Top Ten; Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards) proves himself a master spinner of yarns with Far Arden.
Straight from the pages of the hit digital series Double Barrel! You've never seen a Cold War like this! In Crater XV, the follow-up to 2009's Eisner-nominated Far Arden, Kevin Cannon weaves together an intoxicating tale of swashbuckling adventure, abandoned moon bases, bloodthirsty walruses, rogue astronauts, two-faced femme fatales, sailboat chases, Siberian pirates, international Arctic politics, and a gaggle of horny orphans. Mixed up in all of this are Army Shanks, our salty sea dog still reeling from a devastating loss, and Wendy Byrd, a plucky teenager who wants nothing more than a one-way ticket off the face of the Earth. For mystery, thrills, and Arctic chills, set a course for Crater XV!
I love graphic novels. Don't you?
This month on BookSnob you can expect two book reviews, an author interview, a contest and a hopefully a guest post by Kevin. Check back often and have a great month!