February 13, 2006 | Comics
Owly: Flying Lessons
Top Shelf Productions
$10 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)
Owly is truly the comic for everybody.
Creator Andy Runton’s sweet tales of a good-natured little owl and his best friend, Worm (who is, of course, a worm), are virtually impossible not to like.
With his use of symbols and expressions in place of words, Runton has created one of the purest and most powerful forms of graphic storytelling. — an achievement that should not go unnoticed.
On the surface, Flying Lessons sees Owly trying to make friends with a skittish flying squirrel, whose fear of all owls blinds him to our hero’s kindness. But as with the previous two Owly books, there in an underlying message, in this case that of not prejudging others and learning to accept people for who they are.
Owly is great stuff with such a broad appeal you could loan it to a friend, your grandma or your kids and they’d all love it.