Christian Slade, Created by . Top Shelf $10 (80p) ISBN 978-1-891830-90-7

Enter Korgi Hollow, an utterly charming fantasy world brought to life by former Disney animator Slade in book one of Korgi , an epic tale of the friendship between a young girl named Ivy and her dog, Sprout. Ivy and Sprout journey together through perils untold, facing many different foes along the way including dinosaurs, spiders and even a troll so big that he towers over houses. The friends always find their way through the troubles that ensnare them, never losing faith in each other. Like many other successful graphic novels published by Top Shelf, Korgi is silent, relying on Slade's illustrations to both tell the story of Ivy and Sprout and convey the emotions behind their adventures. Slade's illustrations are so expressive and full of life that the pages radiate the feelings of his characters, and the lack of dialogue is hardly noticed. Korgi is as intricately illustrated, rich and fully imagined as an animated film. The character of Sprout himself is adorable in the extreme. While there is some danger of overcuteness at points, few will mind being drawn into this touching, exciting story suitable for fantasy fans of all ages. (Apr.)

Reviewed on: 04/09/2007
Release date: 00/00/0000
Genre: Fiction
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