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TOP 50 REVIEWERon 19 June 2015
Lewis Trondheim is a very prolific graphic artist whose work can be enjoyed by both adults and children, most often. A.L.I.E.E.E.N. certainly comes into this category. The introduction explains how Trondheim was out having a picnic and discovered the landing site of a UFO, and this book had been left among the debris. It is printed on paper that has been made scuffed-looking to give the impression of being the original finding. Inside are linked episodes involving simple but strange-looking aliens, some having numerous eyes or horns, but brightly coloured and irregular. The two on the cover also feature. However as you read them, which is entirely a matter of looking at the images because the few captions are written in an alien script, the characters emerge as not particularly childlike or simple. Every detail in the drawings is resonant as drawing, with its own inner threads and suggestions, and there is a lot of cruelty in their bid to survive. The whole thing becomes a sort of metaphor for things that happen all too often in this world. The disjunction between the bright but soft colours and the darker events shown makes for a disturbing, challenging experience, much less innocent than his Lapinot series.
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on 3 January 2018
cute and offbeat, i love this comic! great for a comic fan who might like something a bit different. the art is endearing, the untranslatable stories and odd characters somehow relatable. totally recommended.
mine arrived quickly and in superb condition, can't wait to gift it and spread the love for this odd little masterpiece.
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VINE VOICEon 16 March 2011
It really is sweet. The characters are cute, the colours are gorgeous, the stories are fun.

There are no words in the book, at least no human words, but it doesn't need any. Everything needed is portrayed in the beautiful, simple images.

Highly recommended for anyone who loves simple, quirky comics.
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on 19 April 2007
A beautifully drawn book that drops into the gaps left by Jim Woodrings surreal worlds and Jasons silent comedies. It also has the best faeces sight gags since Chester Browns coprophagic characters. An andidote to the awful super hero comics. Trondheim has created a tiny world where even the aliens feel alienated in their own comic book world. No heroes, just aliens stuggling to do their childish and confused best effort.
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