Author Archive for Jennifer Wharton

Bird & Squirrel: On the run

bird and squirrel

James Burks’ wild and wacky sense of humor gets full play in this heartwarming story of friendship, fear, and nasty cats. The story begins on a beautiful day, when the flight-loving, ever optimistic Bird meets neurotic Squirrel. Right away, we…

Buzzboy: Sidekicks Rule!

Buzzboy

In Jimmy Gownley’s introduction to Buzzboy, he says, “to make serious art does not mean that you have to take art seriously.” John Gallagher has created some pretty impressive comic art – and it’s fun! Buzzboy, a sidekick with a…

Lucky Luke

In these four selections from the long-running Lucky Luke comics, Lucky Luke, “The man who shoots faster than his own shadow,” rides calmly through a wild variety of Western adventures. Newcomers to the series will easily pick up on the…

The Boy Who Cried Alien

Boy who cried alien

This fractured fairy tale version of “The boy who cried wolf” blends comic panels, aliens, and a boy with an amazing talent for lying. Larry the Liar sees a pair of aliens crash land their ship in Malarkey Lake. Unfortunately,…