Monday, October 6, 2008

The Snowman

One of the possible essay topics is to talk about the children's book, The Snowman. It is recognized as a great work, but most people avoid calling it a comic book. I own a copy and I thought that I'd share with you what it says on the back cover.

"In this wordless tour de force, award-winning illustrator Raymond Briggs uses more than 175 subtly colored, neatly arranged picture frames to tell of a wondrous winter adventure shared by a little boy and a snowman who has magically sprung to life."

Please note the use of "illustrator" instead of "comic book artist" and "picture frames" instead of "panels".

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