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Chicagoland Detective Agency
With character designs, behind the scenes information, progress strips, rejected ideas, AND ideas for Book Two and future storylines! Aka, the borin' stuff. Reaching this goal means paying off all supplies and materials purchased exclusively for this Hasty Pastry project, meaning you have "paid the artist" for her hard work on this sugary book.
You will get to truly see the worth of your donation, by viewing the finished book before anyone else, enjoying cupcakes, scones, sweets, and coffee treats themed after those in the comic sans-Pugsly poo, I promise and mingle with local comic creators and comic enthusiasts like yourselves! Reaching this goal means the extra money will keep me from having to put food on other people's tables in order to put food on mine.
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Thank you from the bottom of my heart! The greatest challenge to this project is that it is due on August 23rd. Also, like most artists starting out, I work a part time job in -- you guessed it! If by some chance unexpected expenses arise, I will have to spend more time at work and less time on this comic. Achieving push goals would help pay me for my time on this comic, and that way, I can spend more time on it! You're sweet! So sweet in fact, Pugsly just wants to slobber all over ya. Hungry for more?
Bored on your break? Read something sweet with this reward! Like chocolate sprinkles on top of your mocha, this reward just makes things a lil' more special. These treats might not really be edible, but they sure aren't crumby! Aside from receiving every previous reward, 5 generous donators will get: 1 copy of every week of "The Hasty Pastry: Mini Strips" as printed for distribution in downtown Chicago! A total of 13 strips were printed, making for 13 sheets of comics that are otherwise gone from the earth after their initial week of circulation.
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Some of these images have never been released, some haven't even been created yet! A true insiders look into the process of creating and finishing The Hasty Pastry, the perfect compliment to the finished project itself! This unlimited perk gives you the chance to show how bold, mellow, mild, or sweet you really are. Newspaper strips will pick up again September, , as will Book Two pages.
The placement of your character is up to the artist, but ever effort will be made to create a character that really gets YOU. You know what? You're a-maize-ing. There's no one Breader than you. Her haikus won her tickets to meet the drop-dead gorgeous rock star Sun D'Arc. Raf is sure that Sun is too good not to be really bad.
He must be involved in one of their cases. And what about Sun's suspiciously familiar manager? Or the pushy new girl at school? Can Bradley, dog genius, pull his team together and sniff out what suspect goes with which case? Self-absorbed but enthusiastic poet-cum-detective Megan has won tickets to a press conference held by goth-rocker Sun D'Arc; she's written hundreds of haiku dedicated to him and his dark, dreamy, depressing dirges. She asks Raf, self-described boy genius, to go with her, but he gets the flu.
Since Bradley, their other partner, is an experimentally enhanced dog, Megan takes Raf's friend William. When Sun and his oddly familiar manager express interest in William and Megan catches Egyptian exchange student Jazmin lurking about the concert hall, she realizes something odd is definitely going on Does this have anything to do with the mummy exhibit at the museum? Can the CDA solve the case in time to save their friend? Robbins' sophomore preteen detective effort The Drained Brains Caper , is a tale that's light on mystery but makes up for it with age-appropriate edgy, sarcastic humor and pop-culture jibes.
Page's black-and-white cartoon panels are full of pulpy action and visually exciting cinematography and include several 'screen shots' from MyBlogFace. Readers of book one will spot the villain long before the heroes do, making them feel extra smart.
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Good graphic fun. Megan's adventures with Raf and his talking dog, Bradley, continue in this installment when a teen rock idol has a suspicious connection to a mummy at the museum's ancient Egyptian exhibition. While the characters are in high school and the black-and-white artwork at first glance seems to lean toward edgier fare, the Goth look is actually cheerful and supports the juvenile humor quite well.
Examples of tween-centric touches include Bradley collapsing a dinosaur skeleton because he cannot resist a bone, riffs on Humphrey Bogart-inspired film noir, obvious red herrings, and an easily recognizable villain from the previous book. Those who want plots that are more Scooby Doo than Nancy Drew will enjoy this silly romp of a mystery. The story is a bit light on the detective front the investigating primarily consists of always being where the villains are concocting their nefarious plans but heavy on goofy-edged action and manga-inflected artwork.
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Another goodnatured adventure with a few nods to classic detective stories. Writer and feminist herstorian Trina Robbins has been writing books, comics, and graphic novels for over 30 years. Tyler Page is an Eisner-nominated and Xeric Grant-winning artist and educator. Read more Read less. Review "The Chicagoland Detective Agency returns with another pseudoscientific, near-mystery graphic adventure.
No customer reviews. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Megan began to pop some questions, but was put on ignore. Once outside Megan put her ear to the door and listened as they talked about William. I feel the blood of my homeland flowing through his veins! The sudden disappearance of William deepened the mystery. Were they somehow connected? It looked like there was going to be a case for the Chicagoland Detective Agency to solve! Megan, Raf, and "doggy Einstein," Bradley, once again join forces to solve a freaky mystery.
This book is drawn in black and white, the typical manga format, one that I find quite appealing. This is the second in the "Chicagoland Detective Agency Series," a quirky mystery that won't disappoint the young reader.
This mystery highlights Megan Yamamura who is wowed by Sun D'Arc a teen singing idol, who turned out to be a lot weirder than she ever expected. Of course the Chicagoland Detective Agency claims that there is "no case too weird" for them to tackle and this mystery certainly fits the bill.
Both the author and the illustrator are Eisner Award nominees and are packing a punch with this series. Next up in line is case 3, "Night of the Living Dogs. April 4, - Published on Amazon.thiwestrutoppho.gq
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These are fun books for kids who love the Bone series by Jeff Smith and other comic-style stories. They are surprisingly full of voice and provide an appealing detective story format for middle readers. Despite being in black and white, the graphics by Tyler Page are very well done. I love the characters! Megan and Raf are funny and totally likable, and Bradley is too cute for words.
My 3rd grade son and surprisingly, my 6-year-old daughter, enjoyed both books. I recommend both this one and The Drained Brains Caper, especially for reluctant readers and comic fans. Go to Amazon. Discover the best of shopping and entertainment with Amazon Prime.