Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Children's Bible Comic Book Kings and prophets by Toni Matas
by Toni Matas
Kindle (161 pages)
Purchase the book: Amazon
Children’s Bible is a collection of comic books telling the stories of the Old and New Testament.
The main features of this publication are:
• The comic book’s script is a faithful transcription of the biblical texts. No script elements alien to the original text have been added.
• We have used the Good News Bible.
• Every episode takes up one or two double pages. They can be read and used separately or consecutively.
• The realist drawings follow the tradition of the French Belgian clear-line school made popular by Hergé, creator of Tintin.
• The drawings are the result of an exhaustive work of graphical research, not only with regard to the landscapes of Israel, but also as for the characters’ attire (fabrics, colors, etc.), everyday objects (objects, food, etc.) and the architecture of the moment.
• As for the characters’ faces, we have worked with drawings from life.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review. The review is my honest opinion and I was not paid for this service.
I liked the author's idea of creating a Comic Book of the Bible to get children and young adults interested in reading God's word. He chose some excellent portions of the Bible to portray, but did not tell enough of the stories to get the message across. While this book has wonderful illustrations to gain the reader's attention, I felt as though there were not enough illustrations to be deemed as a Comic Book or Graphic Novel. Unfortunately there were several misspelled words throughout the book which is a distraction. This book would do better with more illustration panels and more of a storyline. I felt that the author did not capture and keep the reader's attention.
I give this book 2 stars out of a total of 5.