Monday, July 4, 2011

Gingerbread Girl

Gingerbread Girl is a delightful new graphic novel by writer, Paul Tobin, and artist, Colleen Coover, and published by Top Shelf. Gingerbread Girl is about Annah Billips, who thinks she has a missing sister, but others think that the missing sister or "Gingerbread Girl" as she's referred to, is an imaginary sister that Annah thinks is real.

The mystery of the "Gingerbread Girl" is told by Annah and the other characters in the breaking the fourth wall fashion, which of course means that the characters talk directly to the reader, a story-telling device that many long time readers of Ich Liebe Comics! already know is at the top of my list of ways to tell a story.

Even if the Gingerbread Girl story wasn't fun and engaging (which it is), Collen Coover is one of my favorite artists (if you like the interior page shown here, you're pretty much sold on the book already, I'm thinking). In my perfect world, Colleen Coover would draw every comic at least once - can you imagine how cool it would be to see her draw a Green Lantern or Hulk comic!? And you heard it here first - at this years Vegas Valley Comic Festival (November 5th), Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover will be amongst the guests!

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