Family Comic Friday: Drew and Jot: Dueling Doodles
Welcome to the first Family Comic Friday of 2020! We start the new year off with a look at a new book by a fan favorite of FCF- Art Baltazar! The creator of Aw Yeah Comics lets his imagination go wild in the new graphic novel Drew and Jot: Dueling Doodles!
Drew and Jot: Dueling Doodles
Written and illustrated by Art Baltazar
Published by Kaboom!
Andrew just had the best first day of school ever! Andrew loves to draw comics in his sketchbook, starring his personal creation: The hero Drew! Today, Andrew met Foz who also has a sketchbook. Foz draws adventures starring his character, the evil Doctor Danger!
Andrew and Foz decide to work together to craft an epic crossover between Drew and Doctor Danger. Becoming fast friends, the pair add a new character to the mix. It’s Drew’s dog sidekick, Jot! Boy, are those ideas just coming together in an awesome story! Too bad the fellas have got to stop for the night!
The next morning Foz awakens to find that Doctor Danger has escaped from his sketchbook! It appears that this fantastic tale has taken on a life of its own. But are the new friends and their comic creations ready for when Andrew’s sister Patsy gets a hold of the sketchbook and adds her own character to the story? Meet The Phenomenally Super Awesome Bombastic Fantastic and her alien horde of flying saucers!
Drew and Jot is over 200 pages long. That’s pretty lengthy for a graphic novel aimed at readers 9-12 years of age. But a lot of the pages are short on words while still being big on action! This new universe created by Art Baltazar is tons of fun and extremely imaginative!
It’s weird to not have a story by both Art Baltazar and Franco (Tiny Titans)! They’re as much as an iconic team as Batman and Robin or peanut butter and jelly. But Baltazar manages to capture that co-op whimsy and charm without his artistic partner Franco. Thankfully, the friendship isn’t fractured between the two creators. Be on the look-out for a cameo from Franco as a sales clerk!
I highly doubt that this is the last time we’ll see Drew and Jot or their creators. Art Baltazar knows how to write for kids. And he manages to make this book a little bit educational with tips on how to young fans of comic books can create comics of their own!
Parents and guardians, make reading a new year’s resolution for your kids! So why not start out 2020 with a graphic novel written by a big kid himself!? Make Art Baltazar’s Drew and Jot a part of your kids January readings!
Drew and Jot: Dueling Doodles debuts in hardcover on January 7th, 2020!
For more Family Comic Friday and other reviews, check out my blog: Madman with a Book!
A new universe of fun from Art Baltazar!