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Flight: Volume Four

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Publisher Comments:

A full-color graphic anthology of short stories by some of the hottest creators in the field, Flight: Volume Four is the newest addition to a great success story in graphic novel publishing.

Since 2004, when the first Volume of Flight burst on the scene, the publication of subsequent volumes has become a highly anticipated annual event. Artists are constantly contacting Kibuishi (the editor of the Flight volumes and himself a contributor), asking to be included in the next volume of Flight. So it's no wonder Flight has ascended so rapidly in the graphic novel universe, becoming a fan favorite and developing a rabid following. Each contributor's story in the anthology represents a labor of love, and that fact shines through in the overall quality of the series.

Review:

"Even as the Flight anthologies grow larger — this volume has about 80 pages on its immediate predecessor — there is still so much good material it never feels like too much. Many of the stories are silent and depend on the cartoonist's ability to tell fluid and accessible narratives by pacing their stories with extreme delicacy. Fortunately most of the cartoonists meet this demand, notably the opening 'Castaway' by Michel Gagne as well as 'N' by Phil Craven. The stories that do feature dialogue have an inviting, warm feeling to them, an appreciated effect considering how many stories here there are to read. 'To Grandma's' by Clio Chang has the most fun with the power of childhood dreams and fantasies. 'The Forever Box' by Sarah Mensinga takes childhood as a major theme, as do many of the selections; its mix of imagination and humanity is a great example of what the Flight books work so well. As the reader nears the end, after so many varied stories, a comic like 'Twenty-Four Hours' by Andrea Offerman bursts out with wild images never seen before. Flight Volume 4 is good to the last drop. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"The collection's substantial appeal lies primarily in the impressive variety of often stunning artwork, presented in full color that ranges from the thoughtfully subtle to the vividly lush." Booklist

Synopsis:

Twenty-something guitarist Aksel stutters when he sings, and the latest reviews say he has the voice of a crow with throat plague. Thatandrsquo;s not a compliment, even for the avant-garde music his band Perkeros plays. Aksel is having a hard time keeping the band together, stopping his girlfriend from kicking him out, and not getting eaten by his drummer (who happens to be a cranky brown bear). There are also the rival bands that Perkeros find themselves in battle with to save the city from supernatural forces set loose by ancient music. The key to it all could be in the music Aksel hears in his dreamsandmdash;if it doesnandrsquo;t drive him mad first. With a visual soundtrack that blasts off the page, Sing No Evil is a wild ride through otherworldly dangers and the power of pure rockandrsquo;nandrsquo;roll.

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Synopsis:

The fourth volume in the popular "Flight" collection offers a sumptuous full-color graphic anthology of short stories by some of the hottest creators in the field.

About the Author

Kazu Kibuishi was 24 years old and working full-time in the animation industry when he began developing the idea of doing Flight. He began contacting his friends in the animation, comics, and graphic novel world to see if they would want to join the project. Little did he know that it would draw him into comics full-time. He now works from his home studio in Pasadena, California, creating and promoting Flight and his popular young adult comic Daisy Kutter, which was nominated as an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults — the only graphic novel on the list in 2005.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345490407
Author:
Kibuishi, Kazu
Publisher:
Villard Books
Author:
Edited by Kazu Kibuishi
Author:
Ahonen, JP
Author:
Alare, KP
Author:
Edited by Kazu Kibuishi
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Flight
Subject:
Fantasy comic books, strips, etc
Subject:
General
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Anthologies
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Flight Graphic Novels
Publication Date:
July 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
fully illustrated graphic novel
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6.5 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » General

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Product details 192 pages Villard Books - English 9780345490407 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Even as the Flight anthologies grow larger — this volume has about 80 pages on its immediate predecessor — there is still so much good material it never feels like too much. Many of the stories are silent and depend on the cartoonist's ability to tell fluid and accessible narratives by pacing their stories with extreme delicacy. Fortunately most of the cartoonists meet this demand, notably the opening 'Castaway' by Michel Gagne as well as 'N' by Phil Craven. The stories that do feature dialogue have an inviting, warm feeling to them, an appreciated effect considering how many stories here there are to read. 'To Grandma's' by Clio Chang has the most fun with the power of childhood dreams and fantasies. 'The Forever Box' by Sarah Mensinga takes childhood as a major theme, as do many of the selections; its mix of imagination and humanity is a great example of what the Flight books work so well. As the reader nears the end, after so many varied stories, a comic like 'Twenty-Four Hours' by Andrea Offerman bursts out with wild images never seen before. Flight Volume 4 is good to the last drop. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "The collection's substantial appeal lies primarily in the impressive variety of often stunning artwork, presented in full color that ranges from the thoughtfully subtle to the vividly lush."
"Synopsis" by ,
Twenty-something guitarist Aksel stutters when he sings, and the latest reviews say he has the voice of a crow with throat plague. Thatandrsquo;s not a compliment, even for the avant-garde music his band Perkeros plays. Aksel is having a hard time keeping the band together, stopping his girlfriend from kicking him out, and not getting eaten by his drummer (who happens to be a cranky brown bear). There are also the rival bands that Perkeros find themselves in battle with to save the city from supernatural forces set loose by ancient music. The key to it all could be in the music Aksel hears in his dreamsandmdash;if it doesnandrsquo;t drive him mad first. With a visual soundtrack that blasts off the page, Sing No Evil is a wild ride through otherworldly dangers and the power of pure rockandrsquo;nandrsquo;roll.

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"Synopsis" by , The fourth volume in the popular "Flight" collection offers a sumptuous full-color graphic anthology of short stories by some of the hottest creators in the field.
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