Saturday, February 27, 2021

Cartoon Saturday-- Ozy and Millie, Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior

Simpson, Dana. Ozy and Millie: Perfectly Normal
March 2nd 2021 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Copy provided by the author

In this second collection of Ozy and Millie strips from Phoebe and Her Unicorn author Dana Simpson, we see the two friends engaged in highjinks ranging from building snow forts (and quoting Shelley's Ozymandias!)to dying Millie's hair purple, to speaking in haiku. (As someone who submits tech tickets in haiku frequently, this has my support!) I never saw this strip in the paper when it ran from 1998-2008, I'm glad to see these collections. Now, I just need to find out why Ozy's father is a dragon...

From the publisher:
Millie is one unusual fox, and she knows it. She comes up with highly unusual thoughts, invents ingenious excuses to get out of her homework, and her classmates are not always sure quite what to make of her. But thankfully she has Ozy, one of the most loyal friends anyone could ask for. Together the two of them, their friends, Millie's mom, and Ozy's dad, Llewellyn (who happens to be a red dragon) enjoy various misadventures, whimsical conversations, elaborate schemes, and delightful bouts of mischief in this collection of comics.

Sourcil, Pirate. Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior Graphic Novel: An OP Alliance 
March 2nd 2021 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Copy provided by the publisher

Someday, I will play enough Minecraft that I will finally understand books like The Crash, The Voyage, The Shipwreck, and the Cube Kid books. 

No. That will never happen. 

So a Minecraft graphic novel? Sort of right up there with books about philosophical talking animals who have Southern accents. Not my cup of tea.

Will readers who like graphic novels and Minecraft absolutely love this? Yes. For $14.33, you can get a prebind from Follett so that this holds up to steady circulation. 

From the publisher:
This new graphic novel series is an adaptation of the best-selling Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior series. Readers will reconnect once again with their favorite characters in a familiar Minecraft world and embark on new, heart-pounding adventures.
Runt is not a village boy like all the others. Growing carrots doesn’t really interest him and selling them interests him even less. All he wants is to be a warrior! One day, he gathers up all his courage and decides to head off on a journey. He meets a zombie who dreams of being a human, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey. Follow these two unlikely friends as they trek across the Minecraft universe in search of excitement and a little bit of danger—now in graphic novel format.

Ms. Yingling

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