A friendly spoof of scarier fare, Jim Reaper’s collection of ghostly fare spells fun for adults and children alike this Halloween season.
Jim Reaper falls along the lines of Casper the Friendly Ghost and similar fare as making traditionally scary characters harmless and more palatable for younger audiences.This is totally in the same mold with a little more sophisticated humor than is usually present in children's comics. Not that there is anything wrong with that. In fact, some of the images may actually be disturbing for younger children, even if they are drawn in such a cartoony way.
Though there are a few longer stories in the book, Reaper tends to be a “gag-a-day” type comic. Overall, very funny and an ideal purchase for Halloween.
Mark Arnold is a comic book and animation historian and a writing, art, and film/video production professional. He writes comic books and articles on comic books and animation for various publications in addition to scripts, short stories and novels. He is also skilled in sales, marketing and promotion, and has film and TV production experience with digital video, video tape, and film. He has many online websites including Fun Ideas, Mark's Rare Comics, The Harveyville Fun Times!, So Rare!, and Food Shop. He also writes an (almost) daily blog and writes and draws a weekly comic strip called Protecto, the Little Robot. For the curious, Mark can be reached online at firstname.lastname@example.org. Whew!