The first volume in a new series presents an anthology of comics and graphic short stories that revolve around the theme of flight, including works by noted comic book and graphic novel creators, top animators working at Pixar and other major studios, and new Web cartoonists, including Kean Soo and Kazu Kibuishi.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Kazu Kibuishi was 24 years old and working full-time in the animation industry when he began developing the idea of doing Flight. He began contacting his friends in the animation, comics, and graphic novel world to see if they would want to join the project. He now works from his home studio in Pasadena, California, creating and promoting Flight and his popular young adult comic Daisy Kutter, which was nominated as an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults—the only graphic novel on the list in 2005.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Flight Explorer Volume 1 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
A lighter version of the Flight series, this book is a series of comics that deal with various situations, some humorous, some serious. There were great graphics and lots of interesting plot lines.
A nice collection of short pieces by children's graphic novel authors. Especially good is Jellaby: First Snow by Kean Soo (heartwarming). Interesting that four of the ten pieces in the book feature cats..... Snow Cap: 2nd verse is a good "silent" work (a graphic novel without words). All in all a good sampler of children's graphic novels.
"Flight Explorer" is a comic anthology edited by Kazu Kibuishi, an offspring of the main "Flight" series he has been editing for a while. "Explorer" is expressly targeted to children; like the other "Flight" books, the contributors come primarily from an art background. Each handles both the writing and art for their stories.Being a children's anthology, the stories are short and simple. The artwork is beautiful and varied. Some of the stories work on an all-ages (kids and adults) level - Kazu Kibuishi and Kean Soo in particular are great as always, and I actually prefer Johane Matte's piece here to her contributions to the main anthologies - but some are strictly kids stuff. Highly recommended for children; adults, if you liked the returning contributors from the main "Flight" series you'll like them here.