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Glister: The Family Tree Paperback – 1 Mar 2010
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Throwing in trolls, witches, magic beans, and a battle swine named Mr Gullinbursti, Andi constantly surprises young and old with his fresh take on fairytale fantasies. -- Paul Gravett Glister The Family Tree is a suitably fitting wacky and funny ending to this Glister quartet of books, an absolutely charming, beautifully drawn series featuring a wonderfully inventive, eccentric and downright cool female heroine. It's great for children, especially young girls, but has equal appeal to any existing fan of Watson's work, or any fan of really great comics...these four beautifully presented little works of a cartoonist absolutely at the peak of his game are something you really need to treat your bookshelf to. -- Richard Bruton * http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk * Sheer, uncomplicated fun... will leave readers queuing for more. * The Irish Times * ...apart from the immaculate cartooning with its incredibly sturdy architecture, is that the language is far from patronising with a vocabulary that puts most superhero comics to shame: words like 'dyspeptic', 'dissonant', 'atonal' and 'philately'. Also there are many moments of parenthetical, throwaway wi. * Page 45 *
About the Author
Andi Watson is a British comics creator, both writing and illustrating his own material. Andi has been nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award – a prize given for creative achievement in comic books, and celebrates the best that the comics artform has to offer – and for a Harvey Award, an award which recognizes outstanding works in comics and sequential art. As well as working on his own books Andi has written and illustrated for Marvel, DC and Dark Horse. He lives in Worcester and Glister is his first series for Walker Books.
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