Reviews

of things I've read, sometimes watched and very occasionally just looked at.

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The Chocolate Wedding

Posted by Peter Bangs on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, In : graphic novels 
Posy Simmonds has been much in the comics news of late with the reviews of her book Tamara Drew and has almost become an overnight superstar after some 30 or more years of cartooning.  She still seems best known for her more recent adult work and her children's books seem almost unknown.  This is a shame because her kid's books are probably her most accessible work.


The Chocolate Wedding is one of two books featuring a little girl, Lulu, and her baby brother Willy and their visit to a family w...
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Kampung Boy

Posted by Peter Bangs on Monday, July 13, 2009, In : graphic novels 
I bought Kampung Boy about a year ago and have really wanted to review it. Trouble is I can't find anything to add to the superlatives others have written about the book. Lat's writing is honest and affecting. His artwork is totally perfect for the material, tales of his boyhood, growing up in a tiny village in 50's Malaysia. Each page is one picture with text in a style somewhat similar to the British cartoonist Giles with a line quality like Charles Shulz and an energy to his work that brou...
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the excitement of the ordinary


Peter Bangs Married, two kids, mortgage, going into business with my wife and frankly terrified. Welcome to my little bit of sanity. I've spent 39 of my 46 years wanting to create stories and comics and achieving very little (a 200 page comic and a 24hour comic 10 years or more ago and very little since) so this is where I'm getting serious. Do work, put it out there, move on. Currently blog, reviews and a bunch of artwork will appear here, comics will be hosted on comicsfury with a link from here on the words and pictures page. Now let loose the dogs of war. ( that would have been so much more effective in capitals with lots of exclamation points. ) And the picture's of my son.
 
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