Temple, Robert K. G
. Compromise Comics Enterprise . No place mentioned ,
PA3855.E5 M37 2005 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here are twelve fables on eight pages -- and the back-cover. Another piece on the back-cover announces A selection of timelessly poignant vignettes from the celebrated author of The Boy Who Cried 'Wolf,' The Tortoise and the Hare, and The Camel Who Shat in the River. (Regretably not included in this volume). True to the style of comics, the visuals carry the stories here. On one page, three fables are done in three strips across the page. The first of these is one of the author's best, The Sick Man and the Doctor. The facial expressions of the sick man in all four cells reveal his feelings. Marsden's presentation of The Amorous Lion and the Ploughman may make us wonder for the first time what the girl thought about all this! Marsden's portrait of Aesop on the inside back-cover is fine. I enjoy this author's humor. Here is how he finishes the short blurb on Aesop: His pithy anecdotes are as funny, satirical and educatonal today as they were 2,500 years ago. Sort of. Sort of! I also enjoy the author's copyright claim on the back of the front cover: All remaining material, for what it's worth, is ©2005 Phillip Marsden… There's probably some kind of fable in there somewhere!