Earthboy Jacobus

June 6, 2005 | Comics


Earthboy Jacobus
Doug TenNapel
Image Comics
$17.95 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

It is either a remarkable coincidence or perfect symmetry that the name of Doug TenNapel’s new book mirrors that of his most famous creation.
This multi-talented creator has written and illustrated for books, television, films and video games — from which many know him for his creation of the popular game Earthworm Jim in the mid-1990s.
His latest handiwork, Earthboy Jacobus, is a vibrant and imaginative tale of a child from another dimension who drops into the life of a retired police chief.
As the duo begins to bond and to understand each other’s worlds, a group from Jacobus’ realm decends on Earth to try to bring him back — but not if the chief has anything to say about it.
Filled with the wit and humour that fans of TenNapel have come to expect, but with an emotional component that is reflective of his being the father of two small kids, Earthboy Jacobus is well worth a try.

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