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Mouse Guard Graphic Novels #01: Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Volume 1

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Inside the June Alley Inn, located in the western mouse city of Barkstone, mice gather to tell tales, each trying to outdo the other. A competition, of sorts, begins. The rules: Every story must contain one truth, one lie and have never been told in that tavern before. With the winner getting his bar tab cleared, fantastic stories are spun throughout the evening. Legends of the Guard is a new Mouse Guard anthology series featuring the work of artists and storytellers handpicked by series creator David Petersen, including Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Alex Sheikman (Robotika), Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things), Gene Ha (Top 10), Sean Rubin (Redwall), Guy Davis (B.P.R.D.), Katie Cook (Fraggle Rock), Karl Kerschl (Teen Titans: Year One), Craig Rousseau (Impulse), and Mark Smylie (Artesia).

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"Creator Petersen turns to the tested and reliable bar story as a framing device to allow other writers and artists to play in his Mouse Guard universe, where heroic mice heroes are set in a world of epic fantasy. The June Alley Inn attracts a colorful and varied clientele. One night barkeep June decides to take advantage of this and stages a story-telling contest. What follows are thirteen tales of danger and adventure, as protagonists contend against the predators around them and the flaws that divide mouse from mouse. Armed with medieval technology but vulnerable due to their tiny size, the mice are as daring as any human, and as determined as any full sized protagonist. Petersen's selection is skillful and apt; each writer and artist brings skill and respect for the source material to the individual stories, illuminating Petersen's world rather than using it as a mere palimpsest on which to indulge their own obsessions. Legends is an example to other creators interested in shared worlds. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

About the Author

David Petersen was born in 1977. His artistic career soon followed. A steady diet of cartoons, comics and tree climbing fed his imagination and is what still inspires his work today. David was the 2007 Russ Manning Award recipient for Most Promising Newcomer, and in 2008 won Eisner Awards for Best Publication for Kids (Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 & Winter 1152) and Best Graphic Album – Reprint (Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 Hardcover). He received his BFA in Printmaking from Eastern Michigan University where he met his wife Julia. They continue to reside in Michigan with their dog Autumn

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LJDEMING75, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by LJDEMING75)
this is a wonderfully illustrated Graphic novel with a great masterful story line. The illustrator and Author has done a fantasic job of presenting the fore story in the on going series. It is a book for all ages
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cwex, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by cwex)
Mouse Guard stories are complex and richly illustrated - a satisfying read for all ages! IN order to have a persistent theme, Petersen has set the tales in the lovely June Alley Inn, where travelers from everywhere meet at the crossroads, and where such interesting stories would be heard. With this wonderful tribute volume, many talented fans of the Mouse Guard series have gotten the opportunity to write and illustrate their won Mouse guard story! Not only are they true to the Mouse Guard theme, they are creative and beautiful tales, and will serve to introduce fans of Mouse Guard to several new writers and artists. Just wonderful . . .
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781932386943
Author:
Bastian, Jeremy
Publisher:
Archaia
Author:
Petersen, David
Author:
Various
Author:
Francis, Lowell
Author:
Sheikman, Alex
Author:
Cook, Katie
Author:
Davis, Guy
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Mouse Guard Graphic Novels
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20101123
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 2
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 8 in
Age Level:
from 8

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Product details 144 pages Archaia Studios Press - English 9781932386943 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Creator Petersen turns to the tested and reliable bar story as a framing device to allow other writers and artists to play in his Mouse Guard universe, where heroic mice heroes are set in a world of epic fantasy. The June Alley Inn attracts a colorful and varied clientele. One night barkeep June decides to take advantage of this and stages a story-telling contest. What follows are thirteen tales of danger and adventure, as protagonists contend against the predators around them and the flaws that divide mouse from mouse. Armed with medieval technology but vulnerable due to their tiny size, the mice are as daring as any human, and as determined as any full sized protagonist. Petersen's selection is skillful and apt; each writer and artist brings skill and respect for the source material to the individual stories, illuminating Petersen's world rather than using it as a mere palimpsest on which to indulge their own obsessions. Legends is an example to other creators interested in shared worlds. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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