Why is it only kids who get books with illustrations and simplified story lines, rife with fanciful characters and important life lessons? While adults get three hundred and forty-five pages of character development and lengthy plots containing masked thematic concepts that unfurl over time.
Children’s stories for grown ups are short stories for grown ups (without real jobs or responsibilities), dumbed down and supplemented with semi-appealing pictures. These are these – or these are them:
Boy drinks too much cough medicine and goes on an adventure in outer space.
Talking carnivorous plants manufacture drugs and run prostitution rackets. A poacher that looks like the guy from Fargo compromises their eco-system. Lots of educational diagrams!
A man with the head of a Tiki mask struggles with his office job, alcoholism and the strangeness of the ‘paradise’ he calls home.
A brown bear awaits the results of his wife’s pregnancy test.
Whiskey distillers brew booze from a river of eternal youth, while arctic explorers get very excited about ice. Until their paths converge and time itself is brought into question.
The first piece of illustrated fiction to explore the world of Rhode Island Chinese food buffets. Features actor Kevin Corrigan as well as full page recipes.
The biography of Edward Teach, America’s first public relations expert and gangster. Sludge metal, mermaids, and old wooden ships are among the plot devices of this historically accurate tale.
New England townies struggle with quarter life crisis’s while slouching around in varied domestic residences and bars. But when a blizzard starts drowning their city in snow, a zombie virus from the Jurassic period starts bringing people back from the dead. Slowing metabolisms and career confusion become the least of their worries.