Mega Fauna – Broken Frontier


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Jason Wilkins of comic website Broken Frontier reviewed the anthology, Mega Fauna.

“With each successive offering, the production and story quality of Cloudscape’s anthologies has improved exponentially. Their latest collection celebrates society’s relationship with the myriad other species inhabiting our planet with some of their best work yet. With only a handful of storytelling guidelines, the editors have allowed their contributors all but free rein in the style and genre of their nine-page tales. Despite a definite leaning towards the realms of fantasy and myth, there’s a little something for every funny-book palate here. From twisted tales of super-critters a la Captain Carrot, in Ian Boothby and Toren Atkinson’s uproarious ‘Eye! Eye! Eye!’ to Ian Thomas and Jeri Weaver’s poignant cautionary tale of conservationism, ‘A Grandmother’s Tale’, the stories in Mega Fauna all share one thing in common: an extremely high level of graphic storytelling.

There are so many excellent entries in this anthology that it’s difficult to choose only a handful to spotlight in a review. Some of my personal favourites include Kris Sayer’s ‘Gruff’, a wonderful, beautifully illustrated romp through the fairy tale of the Billy Goat Gruff; ‘Temple Dog’, an insightful, heartfelt story of the little elephant that could, set in a Buddhist temple, by Angela Melick and Everett Patterson; and ‘Truly Wondrous’, a whimsical flight of fancy if there ever was one, written by Shevon and Renuka Singh, with art by the fantastic Reeta Linjama.”

To read the rest of the review, visit Mega Fauna – A Canadian Anthology Dedicated to Improving Inter-Species Relations.

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