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Publisher: Top Shelf
Creator: Aaron Renier
Pages: 184 b&w
Genre: Dreamy Fantasy
With an ensemble cast straight from a box of Animal Crackers, this delightful tale of ambition, morality, and self-discovery is the first major work by extraordinary newcomer Aaron Renier. Drawn in a decidedly beautiful fashion, reminiscent of Richard Scarry and Lewis Trondheim, Renier has given us a fully-realized and compellingly adventurous narrative, at once both achingly naive and profoundly worldly. This tightly crafted graphic novel is the real deal, and will charm your socks off. A remarkable debut.
“Aaron Renier’s Spiral-Bound is exactly the sort of novel I have been looking for when the weather outside is glum and I want to spend the afternoon on my couch with Nico on the stereo and a pot of toasted rice tea simmering on the end table. If you want anything more from a graphic novel than a noble elephant, a shadowy mystery, an intrepid bird, an underwater monster, an impeccable rabbit, an underground tram, a devoted dog, an aquatic sculptor, a corrupt mayor, a maze of secrets, a secret maze and not one but two performances by my new favorite musical ensemble Kodiak & Calico, you should be ashamed of yourself.”
“Spiral-Bound is a lush magical landscape. It rekindles the quintessential childhood experience—of exploring a mysterious new neighborhood street, or cozying up in a favorite tree-fort or secret hangout—and revels in the details. It reminds us of the joy of discovery, and of finding oneself.”
—Craig Thompson, Creator of Blankets