Monday, January 01, 2007

Minicomics Monday

Pirate ShortsTwo minis by artist Shelli Paroline are both quick but fun reads.

The Solar Event (co-written with Chris Knowles) is a six-page wordless story about a group of elementary kids who go out to view a solar eclipse along with their teacher. Of course, it's no fun to not be able to directly look at the sun!

Pirate Shorts is a collection of short stories, all with a (sometimes loose) pirate theme. The centerpiece of the comic, a retelling of "The Tortoise and the Hare" where the race is between pirate ships, utilizes a four-page fold-out; and the mini is wrapped in a one-third height blue plastic second cover simulating water.

Paroline's art is cute and fun, and she knows how to use the comics form to tell her stories with little or no dialogue.

These comics and others can be had via her Website Fool Proof Art.

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