Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Comic Book Scavenger Hunt, A-Z: Big Questions

Title: Big Questions
Issue: #3
Release: Spring 2000
Writer and Artist: Anders Nilsen
Store: Drawn & Quarterly (Montreal, Quebec)
Image via Amazon

Big Questions is a comic about animals who talk and people who don't.  The story follows a group of songbirds in their daily adventures and philosophical conversations.  The human characters are a woman and her son? grandson?  The artwork is minimalist, yet engaging.

My scavenger hunt was pretty straight-forward: find single-issue comic books off the rack with titles starting from A-Z.  Go check out the rest of the participants in this year's A-Z challenge.  The official site is here.

36 comments:

  1. This reminds me of one of my daughter's Barbie movies called "Island Princess" where the animals can talk!

    Hey, thanks for all your comments on my blogs, much appreciated :)

    Keep Calm and A-Z
    An A-Z of learning English
    Round the world from A to Z

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    1. I'm guessing this one runs a bit darker than Island Princess but perhaps I'm selling Barbie short.

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    2. Thanks for an unexpected laugh.

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    3. Hi, Suze! Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Cool, I don't know much about comic books, so this is interesting. Enjoy the A to Z!

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    1. I'm happy to spread the faith. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Cool cover! I'm unfamiliar with comic books other than superheroes and Archie, LoL.

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

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    1. There's a lot of great stuff out there. The Drawn & Quarterly store in Montreal has led us in some fascinating directions. They're online: www.drawnandquarterly.com.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Very neat. I am sure I am going to see a lot here that I never knew about.

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    Tim Brannan
    The Other Side and The Witch
    Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword
    The Freedom of Nonbelief

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    1. I hope so. I managed to avoid both DC and Marvel entirely. Some will be relatively familiar, though.

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  5. Cool idea to have the animals speaking and the humans not.

    (Grover at Inane Ramblings)

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  6. I looked up the artwork and some of it is pretty strange, but then again, I like strange. (:

    A-Z participant blogging from Elise Fallson

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    1. If you like strange, just wait until tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Oh! I might just have to go find this & bring it home. Next time I'm in Powells book store.

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  8. If you keep coming up against this fascinating stuff completely by random, I need to go where you shop...

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    1. They're not all winners. I've tried to eliminate judgmental statements from the posts as possible, figuring not everyone's tastes are the same as mine. That said, I've certainly liked some better than others.

      You should definitely go where I shop. Drawn and Quarterly in Montreal is downright awesome. They're online, too: www.drawnandquarterly.com.

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  9. Big Questions reminds me of Edward Gorey. Victorian goth. nice find!

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    1. I can see that. My wife really likes Gorey.

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  10. Gorey indeed! This one sounds very intriguing!

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    1. It's not bad - not good enough for me to seek out further issues but not bad.

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  11. I know lots of people who shouldn't be able to talk.

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  12. I love this theme! Comic books were part of our growing years. Wish we had kept them.

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    1. There's such wonderful variety these days - if you know where to look. No reason you couldn't give them another try, Susan!

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  13. I'm not a fan of comic books, but this actually sounds like one I would enjoy!

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    1. I hope you'll check it out. Thanks for visiting!

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  14. That certainly doesn't look like a depiction of "Astrophysics."

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    1. And I'll admit, I have no idea how astrophysics pertains the story - simply an issue title.

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  15. Comic Books have come a very long way since the Archies Comics I use to buy.
    Great post!
    Connie
    A to Z buddy
    Peanut Butter and Whine

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    1. Yes, indeed! Archie's still around, though. The gang all have cell phones now.

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