27 February 2008

The Search ~ Educational Comic / Graphic Novel

The New York Times today has a great story entitled No Laughs, No Thrills, and Villains All Too Real about Eric Heuvel's new graphic novel, The Search, the story of a Jew in World War II Holland escaping from the Nazis. Heuvel's previous comic book, A Family Secret, is one of my absolute favorite stories. It embraces moral choice, compelling characters, and real history all shared via the drawn-story medium of the graphic novel. Heuvel's style is a conscious homage to Herge, the Belgian giant among illustrators, creator of Tintin one of the prime inspirations of my own co-creation, Howtoons, cartoons which show kids how to build things.

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