Raymond can hear his mom calling him, really he can. He’d just rather not go. So, in a moment of creative genius, he decides he’ll use that means of escape he sees in comics all the time. Raymond scrawls “Meanwhile…” in a text box and boom, he’s on a pirate ship. It’s certainly an escape, but is it a good one? That plank is looking mighty close…Join Raymond in his genre-shifting adventures and you may realize, along with him, that sometimes home is the best place to be. Jules Feiffer is a master of liquid, vibrant comic art, and this book is no exception.
By Jules Feiffer
Michael di Capua Books, Harper Collins, 1997