Thursday, April 10, 2014
Graphic Novel Spotlight: Rudyard Kipling's Just So Comics
Rudyard Kipling's Just So Comics by Rudyard Kipling and Pedro Rodriguez
Visuals are a great way to retell classic stories and improve the understanding of a modern audience. And this book has fantastic visuals. The pictures are very cartoony and appealing to small children. The expressions are dynamic and telling. Plus, they picked some of the best Just So stories for this volume. It has my favorite from childhood (The Elephant's Child) and my favorite from adulthood (How the Camel got his hump).
On a side note, is it just me or does the cartoon of Rudyard Kipling on the cover there look kind of like Teddy Roosevelt?