The New 'Wallace the Brave' Book is Out and It's 'Snug-sational'!by GoComics Staff
Will Henry is living his best life. In just the last couple of years, he's been the subject of a glowing NPR piece, he's been nominated for two Eisners, he's won a (National Cartoonists Society) Reuben for Best Comic Strip and he's launched a new comic into more than 100 newspapers in a pretty dire time for newspapers. Not to mention, he's had a fresh and bouncing baby boy and is rumored to be featured as a guest cartoonist on the awkward-winning new GoComics comic "Ask a Portly Syndicate Person."
And just this week, he's dropped another "Wallace the Brave" book on us. And, if you enjoy laughter, fun, great art, terrific characters and a fold-out map that comes with it, YOU ARE GONG TO LOVE THIS BOOK. But you better hurry and buy because, if the internal reports are true, it is almost completely sold out.
Think "Peanuts" if Charlie Brown were less of a mope or "Calvin & Hobbes" if Calvin weren't a bit of a psychopath. "Wallace The Brave" is about a family. There's Dad, a fisherman, Mom, a gardener, their almost feral young son Sterling, who never met a bug he wouldn't eat, and his older brother Wallace, a rambunctious, imaginative kid big on exploring. Mostly we see the world of the strip through Wallace's eyes, a sleepy East Coast beach town called Snug Harbor where the streets are lined with ice cream shops and the beaches are dotted with rocky tide pools ... The world of childhood depicted in the strip is a timeless, outdoorsy one reminiscent of strips like "Calvin & Hobbes" and "Cul De Sac," both of which Henry cites as influences. — NPR's Glen Weldon