Family Comic Friday: Seamus (The Famous)
Family Comic Friday has a wonderful new series to introduce to young readers this week. Mixing fun and imagination, it’s Seamus (The Famous)!
Seamus (The Famous): The Treasure of Gunnar Folkbeard
Written and Illustrated by Christopher Ring
Published by Action Lab/Discover
Print Retail Price: $9.99
Seamus is a precocious young boy whose imagination goes 100 miles per minute! For Seamus and his talking tabby cat Fitcher, there’s no situation that isn’t a doorway to fun and adventure. In this introductory graphic novel from Action Lab/Discover, it’s a bag full of broken toys from Seamus’ closet that leads the way to a quest for pirate treasure!
Join Seamus (The Famous) as he leads his crew of swashbucklers on the high seas against dastardly raiders, booby traps and a roguish crab!
This book was absolutely delightful! Being a cat person, I can really relate to the creative fun you can have with a fellow feline. And Seamus, wanting to find treasure in order to help a house full of orphans gave this book a much needed (and appreciated) dose of heart!
Seamus and Fitcher and their expressive brains reminds me of another boy and cat duo- Calvin and Hobbes. Only, whereas Calvin is a bit of a bad boy. Seamus is very heroic. Fitcher is more sarcastic than Hobbes but he’s just as wise. One thing that really works between Seamus and his gato is their comedic timing.
I really laughed out loud several times reading this book. The jokes are so clever. But this isn’t an overly silly book. It just helps balance the flow between action adventure without being dull or too intense.
Seamus (The Famous) is aimed at readers 4-8 years old. I think the whole family can gather together and enjoy this fantastic new series from commercial artist, Christopher Ring. Though I was rather surprised by the low blow our hero gives a pirate during a rescue sequence. It’s a little bawdy, but otherwise this was a book that parents and guardians should find inoffensive.
A joyful tale. It was filled with beautifully clean artwork, sly humor and adventure, adventure, adventure! Seamus (The Famous) is one book not to be missed!
Seamus (The Famous): The Treasure of Gunnar Folkbeard is currently available on Kindle and Comixology. It will debut in print on May 26th, 2020.
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