"Plain smart and moving. John Stanley's Little Lulu meets Miyazaki."
Guillermo Del Toro
Pearson’s utter lack of pretension keeps Hilda feeling fresh, while his reading of folktales and Tove Jansson’s Moomin series embeds Hilda in the long history of children’s stories. [
] Hilda’s dilemmas, while fantastic, also feel real [
] Pearson has found a lovely new way to dramatize childhood demons, while also making you long for your own cruise down the fjords.
The New Yorker
"[Hilda's world] is. . . a glorious, exciting if also rather menacing placeone children will be eager to enter. It's also visually arresting: exuberant and lively and faintly Miyazakian."
New York Times
"Hilda is the little girl. And this is her folk tale. And pretty much everything you need to know about how good this is is there on that absolutely gorgeously delightful cover. By the end of it, you’ll have exactly the same smile as Hilda has."
“For adults ... Pearson’s measured storytelling ... and detailed, imaginative artwork make Hilda and the Bird Parade an absolute treat to dive into. It’s hard to imagine a better all-ages comic will be published this year.”
"very enjoyable, it's imaginative and fun for kids and adults too!"
Renata Liewska, author of bestselling The Quiet Book
"If you know a young comics reader, or a a child that you’d like to turn into a comics reader especially if they love fairy-tale-like stories this would be a great place to start them. Hilda isn’t a superhero, but she sure saves the day."
Erica Friedman for Okazu
"Pearson’s whimsical artworka cross between Lucky Luke and Miyazakicreates a magical spell of a mysterious world of hidden creatures, and the production of the book make it a treasure in itself. The storycomparable to the Adventures of Polo series by Regis Faller and Copper by Kazu Kibuishinever flags in imagination or wonder"
"If you haven't heard of Luke Pearson, buddy, you have been hiding under a particularly uninteresting rock this past year."
The Comics Bureau
"Pearson's latest comic, the spell-binding contemporary fairytale Hildafolk, feels just as at home in publisher Nobrow Press' visually intelligent catalogue as it does between good old fashioned yarns like Bone and The Adventures of Tintin in my bookcase."
Martin Steenton, Avoid the Future
"If what you’re looking for is great storytelling, humour, adventure and imagination then what are you waiting for? Come on in, the water’s fine."
The Illustrated Forest
"Midnight Giant is sad, but packs probably the most weighty punch of the series as far as real-life lessons for kids. [
] It’s less a moral about transitioning from childhood to adulthood than it is about a transition from the naiveté of early childhood (Santa Claus, anyone?) into the more realistic stages of later childhood. It’s also about what matters most possessions or people?"