Mark Arnold:Real Heroes
Are We Feeling Safer Yet? + Klezmer
Another anthology collection of Keith Knight’s (th)ink comic strip that appears in various alternative and mainstream publications. The central theme is one of political and social issues that are presented in a thought-provoking and humorous way. Some of his strips have instilled anger in his readers, especially ones that poke fun at the President and the War a little too close to the bone. Even if you agree with Knight politically, or even if you don’t, Knight is always highly acute on his statements and presents ideas and situations that make you think…er…(th)ink.
The adventurous story of author and illustrator Joann Sfar’s mother’s Eastern European heritage told in serialized graphic novel form. The hero here is Noah Davidovich and his band of musicians who struggle within the world of Eastern Europe and their Jewish communities during the years preceding World War II. If you are a fan of short stories and old Yiddish folk tales, this would be the series to try. The simple watercolor style is easy on the eyes and the stories themselves run the gamut of emotions from tender and lighthearted to dark and tragic.
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!