Thank you very much for sharing this, Dave.
It's one of those rare, all-ages comics that is both a visual and life-affirming joy to read. There's a sweetness to it, and an beautifully drawn line quality that adds a sense of excitement.
And Kazu is, without doubt, one of the most talented cartoonists I've ever had the pleasure to know. If his studio wasn't on the exact opposite side of LA from mine, I would be over there every day bothering him, watching how he works -- he's just fantastically talented.
So! Whether you're a librarian, a teacher, or just a lover of comics looking for a good read, I highly recommend it.
Yes, thank you! I ran off to amazon.com post haste. I got to meet Mr. Kabuishi at BEA a few years ago: swell guy; amazing cartoonist. His "Amulet" series is amazing, too!
I remember reading a Copper story in a Flight anthology, one of the ones that Kazu tailored for kids (Isn't he an editor on that?). It also had Steve Hammaker's Fish 'n Chips in it as well. It was a very enjoyable read.
His wife, as I recall, is a talented artist as well. Didn't she draw Sorcerers and Secretaries? But congrats to them both, hope all is well with their family.