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Scene But Not Heard

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From the pages of Nickelodeon Magazine comes the beloved wordless comedy of Sam Henderson's Scene But Not Heard comic strip, all collected in one handsome volume! Just try to keep up with his wild (and wildly funny) imagination.
Co-published by Top Shelf Productions and Alternative Comics.
"Quite doodling hilarious gags and get back to work!" - Steve Hillenburg, creator of SpongeBob SquarePants
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Overview

From the pages of Nickelodeon Magazine comes the beloved wordless comedy of Sam Henderson's Scene But Not Heard comic strip, all collected in one handsome volume! Just try to keep up with his wild (and wildly funny) imagination.
Co-published by Top Shelf Productions and Alternative Comics.
"Quite doodling hilarious gags and get back to work!" - Steve Hillenburg, creator of SpongeBob SquarePants
"Sam Henderson is the single greatest comedic force in America. Except for me. And guys who wipe their mouths on their sleeves." - Mark Newgarden, co-creator ofGarbage Pail Kids and author of Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug
"If you can read [Sam Henderson] without laughing, you are not human." - James Sturm, director of the Center for Cartoon Studies
"He's the master of meta-humor, absurdity, repetition, and most especially the sublime comedic escalation of the dumbest ideas." - The Comics Journal
Sam Henderson: Ignatz-nominated creator of Magic Whistle, Emmy-nominated writer and storyboard artist for SpongeBob SquarePants... and also the nutty mind behind "Scene But Not Heard," the longest-running feature in the history of Nickelodeon Magazine! Now all those strips -- the hilarious, wordless adventures of a man and a bear -- are collected all in one handsome hardcover. Just try and keep up with Sam's wild imagination!
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
07/01/2014
K-Gr 3—This collection of silent strips featuring Guy and Bear, a nearly naked man and his upright ursine friend, was originally published in Nickelodeon magazine. While there's nothing outré or scandalous in the work's content content, which tends to concentrate on simple surrealist gags involving stealing Bear's nose or the essential, simplistic nature of the drawings, the aesthetic isn't particularly different from the graphic novelist's "The Magic Whistle" volumes (Alternate Comics). The protean nature of the gags resemble a low-impact Chuck Jones or I. Freleng ("Looney Toons" animators), playing with a fluid reality in a way that may be deliriously inventive to very young readers but that fall short of breaking any new ground. Still, as whimsical juvenalia, one would be hard pressed to find anything wrong here. Playful, fanciful, and clearly influential, these strips may continue to inspire and charm children.—Benjamin Russell, Belmont High School, NH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603090896
  • Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Posted August 8, 2014

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    Often times, the best books are those without words. Scene But N

    Often times, the best books are those without words. Scene But Not Heard is a wordless comic strip book featuring the likes of two mute characters, Guy and Bear, brimming with thoughtful playfulness towards one another. Strip after strip, Guy and Bear are put into imaginative scenarios that unfold frame-by-frame often resulting in one character doing something hilariously funny to the other or putting themselves into an awkward situation ending in hours of endorphin induced laughter.

    If you are a fan of the comic strip Ziggy and Cartoon Network’s Courage the Cowardly Dog, then you might find they share many qualities found in Guy and Bear that are guaranteed to keep you entertained for hours on end. Each strip is vividly colored so even very young readers will find this book appealing. For older readers, the zany wordless short stories are easily reinvented into new ones each time the book is read, giving this book the ultimate rereadability, a rare find for sure in any book. If after having read this book you find you haven’t laughed, it is probably because you are void of a soul and beyond any help.

    If you or your children are looking for clean, unabashed, belly tickling fun, Scene But Not Heard should be your first choice and will look and feel right at home on your bookshelf!

    *This book was provided in exchange for an honest review*

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