|Any comic with a Duckbilled Platypus is a winner for me!|
Thursday, September 19, 2019
"Best Bear Ever," by Liz Climo is a Delight!
Liz Climo online often from people who share my enthusiasm for her funny and oftentimes sweet cartoons of animals doing funny stuff. With this in mind I picked-up a copy of one of her books collecting her works, "Best Bear Ever," which follows a theme of going through a year from Spring, to Summer, to Fall, and of course Winter, with a number of comics themed for those seasons or which are just funny in general.
Climo's art is clean and precise, with many of her scenes relatively minimalist except for the main characters in a strip and any objects that are directly important. This scaled-back style makes what we do see on the page--the animals--especially stand-out and draw our full attention as they do an assortment of humorous and otherwise enjoyable things. Climo does not outright anthropomorphize her creations, with some standing upright but many looking quiet natural still, giving her creations a cartoony-vibe without seeming too foreign/abstract to our eyes when we see the adorable critters.