Boy, I am grateful for the library: a wonderful place where one can acquire books to read without the bother of having to pay for them or find a place to store them when you are done. The handy-dandy local libraries here in Perth are generally stocked with a small but random selection of comic books and graphic novels. This has given me the chance to sample all sorts of interesting wares. Some of have been duds, but others have been enjoyable like Jonathan Hickman’s FF, or Brian Wood’s The New York Four, or even real treasures like Jeff Smith’s Bone.
Another winner that I have discovered is the works of Gene Luen Yang. I already wrote about The Eternal Smile some time ago, and I’m not familiar with Yang’s most well-known creation, American Born Chinese, but on this occasion I was fortunate enough to pick up a little all-ages collection called Animal Crackers.