November 25, 2007 | Comics


Doug TenNapel
Image Comics
$13.99 US
**** (out of five)

Conrad is a boy who’s lost his dad; Flink is a dad who’s lost his boy.
Oh, and Flink’s also a Bigfoot.
From the wonderful mind of Doug TenNapel, creator of Earthworm Jim, Earthboy Jacobus and Iron West, comes a new tale of survival, compassion and courage.
When the plane carrying Conrad and his dad crashes into a lake somewhere in the forests of Washington State, the boy wakes up to find himself alone and scared.
After a day of fruitless searching for his dad, Conrad curls up cold and hungry under a tree — only to awaken with a warm animal skin covering him and a trail of fresh berries to sate him.
Just when he thinks he’s figured out who’s helping him out, Conrad gets a nasty surprise, gets saved, does some saving of his own and begins down a path to a magical world no human has ever seen before.
Funny, fast-paced and heartwarming, Flink is TenNapel at his best.

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