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Anouk Ricard at Little Island Comics!

Posted by: Andrew on: October 21, 2012

In Store: Anouk Ricard

Tuesday, 13 November 2012, 5:30 – 7 pm

Please join us on Tuesday, November 13th, when we’ll welcome French comics creator Anouk Ricard! She’ll be meeting her fans and signing copies of her books for both kids and adults, in English and in French.

From Drawn & Quarterly:

Anna & Froga: Want a Gumball?
THE MISADVENTURES OF FIVE CHARMING TROUBLEMAKERS

Anouk Ricard’s Anna and Froga features the adventures of a little girl named Anna and her gang of animal friends. Anna’s best friend is the titular Froga, and they often hang out with Bubu the dog (an aspiring artist), Christopher the gourmand earthworm, and Ron (a practical joker of a cat). With a sly humor, Ricard spins yarns that will delight and entertain the whole family.

Whether the conflict is driven by eating too many French fries, bossing around Johnny the Tuna, or trying to beat a difficult video game, you know that Anna, Froga, Bubu, Ron and Christopher will come out all right in the end, which makes the layers of confusion they pile on one another all the funnier. Ricard’s characters are sweet without ever veering into preciousness, as they constantly find opportunities for a laugh at one another’s expense.

Anouk Ricard works in a fanciful and childlike style, with vibrant colors and simple storylines. The illustrations in Anna and Froga are inviting and the stories well told, employing short, snappy dialogue. Without sacrificing quality, intelligence, or humor, Angouleme Festival-nominated author Ricard is able to write from childhood effectively and charmingly.

If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of checking out her Anna & Froga series, drop by on the 13th and peruse these hilarious comics.

Start Your Holiday Shopping

with Anna & Froga!

It’s getting to be that time of year, and we think Anouk Ricard’s books are the perfect beginning to your holiday shopping. So, everyone who purchases one of Ricard’s books during her in-store appearance will get 10% off their entire purchase! That’s right – buy Anna & Froga and we’ll give you a deal on all of the comics in the shop! Bring your kids’ wish lists, and give the gift of comics!

 

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Little Island Comics was the first comic book store for kids in the whole world!

Unfortunately, due to our entire city block being torn down by a condo developer, Little Island Comics closed up shop on December 30th, 2016. Open for more than five years, Little Island Comics served thousands of enthusiastic young readers, grateful parents, and cool aunts and uncles looking for the perfect gift.

If you're looking to continue buying kids comics and graphic novels and picture books from an independent retailer in Toronto, please consider shopping at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge Street, as it has a marvelous selection of books for young people. Our big-brother store, The Beguiling Books & Art, is now located at 319 College Street. Beguiling Library Services, and the former staff of Little Island Comics, can be reached at mail@beguilinglibraryservices.com.

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Sincerely,

The Staff of Little Island Comics