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The Adventurers: Love You Very So Much, created by Calgary based, Kelly Tindall.
The style Kelly chose for this book is very economical with lines and details, but packs an emotional punch. The Adventurers: Love You Very So Much is autobiographical, and uses clean lines to cut through all of the messy details of life and focus on what’s important, the loving relationship between father and daughter.
In the Comic Books and Graphic Novels course I took via Coursera, William Kushkin taught the choice of a “cartoony” style lent itself better to realism, while a more realistic style seemed to work best with outlandish stories. Kelly’s work supports this idea, I think a more detailed style would have distracted from the focused theme of love, and did well to capture those day to day moments families experience.
I am a father and can relate to the Adventurers. It pushed all of the right buttons and had a near perfect balance of laughs, cries, frustration, and achievement. The slow progress of simple skills learned, coupled with the reflection of time slipping through our fingers. Nothing is perfect; this perfect.
I rate The Adventurers: Love You Very So Much: thirty-seven readings of “Goodnight Moon” before they fall asleep… finally!
Where to Find The Adventurers: Love You Very So Much