Sunday, June 12, 2011

Beasts of Burden by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson

Beasts of Burden is a graphic novel that is a little different than that of everyday comics. Instead of a story about human superheroes and their valiant fights against evil, we have average cats and dogs investigating not so average paranormal happenings. Zombie animals, demonic frogs, and a werewolf are a few of their problems. Together, a group of dogs and a single cat keep their seemingly innocent and quiet community safe.




To start off, “Beasts of Burden” is a brilliantly crafted graphic novel. Each gorgeous illustration is watercolored, not photoshoped. The watercolor really does help tell the story. It doesn’t stop there. The story has the right blend of adventure, suspense, comedy relief and heart. While appealing to horror lovers and animal lovers alike, this book no doubt will leave a smile on your face. I highly recommend this story to anyone, however it does get a bit graphic at points. Nonetheless, “Beasts of Burden” is easily one of my favorite books.




~Edward, Teen Book Reviewer

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