Imagine Dennis the Menace updated to where he’s not only tormenting his parents, he’s also the ruler of an entire nation. The book postulates, “What if the most powerful person in your nation was a spoiled brat?”
The graphic novel doesn’t make any inference to any particular world leader, but one can guess whom King Ethelbert is supposed to represent. Lew Trondheim’s witty and zany story is complemented by artwork by Fabrice Parme, who gives the book a look of the Gold Key Comics of the early 60s and also animated cartoons by UPA (Mr. Magoo, Gerald McBoingboing).
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,
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