Pat Brady's comic strips send readers to another plane. That's quite an accomplishment for a simple story line centered on a two-parent, single-child family. But Brady's readers soar, through both the laughs and a visual visceral connection to the feelings the characters themselves experience. Rose is Rose Right on the Lips: A Rose is Rose Collection continues the tales of the Gumbo family. Rose is the wife and mother, a child at heart who just happens to have a biker chick alter ego. Husband Jimbo, a "decent Neanderthal," looks like an average blue-collar dad, but he's actually an incurable romantic. And Pasquale, their son, is an imagination-fired kid who loves Peekaboo, the family cat, and is often saved from trouble by his guardian angel. Brady swirls this familial mix into seemingly endless recipes of fun, adventure, and fantasy, but he adds a special magic with his original sense of perspective and space that makes readers feel as though they, too, are part of the action. This collection of daily and Sunday strips is a great introduction to those new to Rose is Rose and a surefire winner with longtime Gumbo-family fans. The creator adds value for all readers by including two flip books in the pages' lower corners, delightfully animating the characters right in front of their eyes!
|Publisher:||Andrews McMeel Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
As a six-year-old, Pat Brady took his drawing materials to church and used the pew as a desk while he sat on the kneeler. By 11, he was submitting comic strips to newspapers. But it wasn¿t until 1984 that Pat, who studied art and creative writing at the University of Wisconsin, began drawing Rose is Rose full-time for national syndication. Today, his work appears in 600 newspapers, and Pat has been nominated five times for the National Cartoonists Society¿s Best Newspaper Comic Strip Award and six times for the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. Pat and his wife live in Illinois.