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Saturday, 24 August 2013

Cinebook The 9th Art: Iznogoud the Relentless

 Authors: Goscinny & Tabary
Age: All ages
Size: 21.7 x 28.7 cm
Number of pages: 48 colour pages

ISBN: 9781849181815
Price: £6.99 inc. VAT
Publication: July 2013

In Baghdad the Magnificent, everything is for sale. You can buy goods from all around the world, as well as charms, spells and enchanted items. If you have the gold, you can find anything—even what you need to become Caliph instead of the Caliph.

Of course, buying it doesn’t mean you know how to use it properly, as the despicable grand vizier Iznogoud finds out again and again...

This series, the art and the various gags in it have grown on me. Having written cartoon gags for newspapers/magazines in Europe I know just how hard it is to keep coming up with the jokes! So, filling 48 pages with story and gags earns Goscinny my respects!

And Tabary, well, yes, I do know how hard it is to draw humorous characters for comic strips, too. I see the work of people like Tabary and think "If only I'd been that good!"

Fun for young and old comickers and, perhaps, one day, thanks to Cinebook, we'll have a generation of true comic raised kids!

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