Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Review - Green Pieces by Drew Aquilina

Title: Green Pieces: Green From the Pond Up - A Cartoon Collection
Series: Green Pieces
Author: Drew Aquilina
Genre: Comics
Publisher: Five Star Publications Inc.
Received: From Author for Review
Release Date: September 2010
Pages: 197

What is it About?
A comic strip featuring animals promoting a greener world.

My Thoughts:

Mildly funny, I say mildly because it took until the middle of the book for the strip to really connect with the animals and most of the strips in the beginning were just intro to the characters.  Some of the animals personalities really shine but others were hiding in the background.  I am not sure the characters are remember-able enough that I would search out this comic strip everyday.   
I loved the artistry of the strip and and see the hard work put into it.  I believe the same hard work was put into the writing but the writing is were it lacks a bit.  I also feel near the end it spent a lot of time on one character (Raccoon) and I wanted to see all the character lives.





Publisher's Note: Author submitted the book referenced above for review in July 2010. This black and white version was never released. Instead, the comic strip was picked up by an international publisher (Mariposa Press) and publised and released in full color in January 2011. The second edition/printing was released by Green Pieces Cartoon Studio Press in February 2011.

Subsequently, Green Pieces has been named Comics/Graphic Novel of the Year at the London, Paris, and New England Book Festivals, Runner Up Comics of the Year at the New York Book Festival and USA Best Books 2011, Environment/Conservation Book of the Year, among other numerous literary awards. Green Pieces has been nominated in five categories at the 2012 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, winners to be announced in late Spring 2011.

More information can be found at http://www.GreenPiecesCartoons.com and http://www.GreenPiecesBooks.com.

The Publisher is happy to provide two books for the Confuzzled Books Signed Book Giveway. Green Pieces invites you to contact the publisher at greenpiecestoons@gmail.com to make arrangements to receive the material for the Giveaway.

Thank you.

Lisa Maggiore, Publisher, Green Pieces Cartoon Studio Press


Correction: The 2011 IPBA Benjamin Franklin Award results are scheduled to be announced in late Spring 2012.

Thank you.