Flight, Volume 3

Flight, Volume 3

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by Kazu Kibuishi


Chris Appelhans• Matthew Armstrong • Neil Babra • Bannister • Chuck BB • Catia Chien • Tony Cliff • Becky Cloonan • Phil Craven • Matthew Forsythe • Alex Fuentes • Michel Gagne • Rodolphe Guenoden • Steve Hamaker • Paul Harmon • Ben

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Chris Appelhans• Matthew Armstrong • Neil Babra • Bannister • Chuck BB • Catia Chien • Tony Cliff • Becky Cloonan • Phil Craven • Matthew Forsythe • Alex Fuentes • Michel Gagne • Rodolphe Guenoden • Steve Hamaker • Paul Harmon • Ben Hatke • Azad Injejikian• Kazu Kibuishi • Khang Le • Reagan Lodge • Johane Matte • Bill Plympton • Dave Roman • Israel Sanchez • Rad Sechrist • Kean Soo • Yoko Tanaka • Joey Weiser

“Regardless of where it’s shelved, this book belongs in every library.”
–Library Journal, on Flight, Volume One

“The sheer force of creative energy on display is impressive.”
–Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Flight, Volume Two

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
With truly stellar art from masters of the field, this fantasy anthology is a must for comics connoisseurs and a delight to readers who like pretty stories. Fanciful tales of children, monsters, fairy-filled forests and imagined worlds create an enchanted escape. Some of the stories are entirely wordless, while others are told from a child's point of view. Tony Cliff's "Old Oak Trees," recounts how the author's grandmother found a sort of "Wind in the Willows" gang of talking animals who live and love and play cricket in the local woods. Ben Hatke's "The Edge" follows two brothers who find out who really lives at the edge of the world. Kean Soo's almost heartbreakingly winning "Jellaby" is an account of a girl and a monster at a tea party. Multiple Academy Award-nominee Bill Plympton tells the story of "The Cloud," a little puff of vapor who just wants to float into representational shapes, but is squelched by its elders. Editor Kibuishi's contribution is also charmingly drawn but far from lighthearted; it details what happens when boys playing soldiers turn into men. Flight mixes the influences of comics, animation and classic children's illustration into a timeless fantasy. (June) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
VOYA - Lisa Martincik
The third volume of the popular Flight anthology series sees a switch in publishers but little other difference. Readers still get more of the short, inventive, and beautifully illustrated stories that graced previous volumes. No theme connects them. In Michel Gagne's wordless Underworld, a brave young fox follows butterflies down a hole to find a strange and perilous world. Two children try to alleviate boredom by sharing tea with a large, perplexed purple dragon in Jellaby: The Tea Party by Kean Soo. Editor Kibuishi contributes a tale of two boys who go from playing war to living it in The Iron Gate. Contributors range from established pros like Bill Plympton to names relatively new to the medium, with a few making return appearances from earlier books. This collection bursts with amazing color and sharp, clean art. The care put into these works is obvious, and the range of subject matter and storytelling style makes for fascinating reading from a technical perspective. Old or new creator, everything gleams with competence and polish. As for content, stories run the gamut: joy, disappointment, wonder, and bittersweet sadness. Many, although not all, venture into the realms of science fiction, fantasy, talking animals, or outright strangeness. Others are grounded in simple reality. Some concepts are stronger than others, however, and the overall effect is rather evanescent. Not every story is entirely satisfying on its own, but as a package, the book is a great anthology.

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Random House Publishing Group
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Flight Series
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Product dimensions:
6.64(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are wonderful books. However another seller has this volume much, much cheaper. Why is it not discounted here when it is over 6 years old?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this collection of graphic 'shorts'. All of the work was fantastic and showcased many different styles unique to the individual artists, writers and colorists. For those individuals just getting interested in graphic novels, or for those interested in writing and illustrating graphic novels, this book is a great starting point. This is a book that can be read in short spurts when you have a free moment, but take it from me, you won't want to put it down! This is a book that I'll reference and read again and again, and most of the stories are even suitable to read to my four year old daughter. I thoroughly enjoyed this fantastic book, and have already read and re-read it twice within three days! Five stars for sure!