I picked up Lewis Trondheim’s autobiographical graphic novel on a whim. Okay, more like I spied it in my brother’s room this past Christmas and swiped it when he wasn’t looking; I consider it to be in a state of permanent borrow-dom (sorry, dude). My brother has reminded me, on more than a few occasions, that I am to return it, along with the various and sundry video games I’ve, er, borrowed. Maybe I will one day, after I’ve bought my own copy.
But, getting back to the book, this little slice-of-life collection of watercolor vignettes follows Trondheim, the author of Mr. O and ALIEEEN, among other comics, as he navigates foreign travel, pet acquisition, and the flip side of good luck–all in the guise of an anthropomorphic white bird (rooster?). Read the rest of this entry »