Reviews

Neil Gaiman on ELMER

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I find Gerry Alanguilan’s Elmer is one of my favorite comics. It’s just heartbreaking and funny and so beautifully drawn."

                                                    -Neil Gaiman, The Philippine Star, March 11, 2010

"I remember the first time I saw that wonderful Elmer comic [by Gerry Alanguilan] it was more or less like that, it was one of those handed to me while I was just here in the Philippines and I thought this is great, this is wonderful, this is awesome, and its beautifully told, and it’s beautifully drawn, and it’s about a chicken and civil rights for chickens. And you’re reading something like that, and you’re going, it doesn’t matter where in the world this was published, it’s a great comic."
                                         -Neil Gaiman, Philippine Online Chronicles, April 9, 2010

"It's the great Filipino novel, with chickens."
                                       -Adam David, Philippines Free Press, December 20, 2008

"Alanguilan's detailed lines make the chickens real characters -- as distinctive and specific in their faces and bodies as the human characters are -- to keep Elmer as a realistic story rather than an allegorical one."
-Andrew Wheeler, The Antick Musings of G.B.H. Hornswoggler, Gent. May 25, 2010

"Elmer is a beautifully drawn and tightly scripted family drama set in a world where the advantaged and disadvantaged live in a state of mutual distrust."
     -Forbidden Planet, Did You Miss Me? Gerry Alanguilan's Elmer, July 25, 2006

"Alanguilan has turned into one good cartoonist, and his fable about an angry talking rooster trying to carve out a place for himself in a human world prejudiced against chickens despite promises of equality and equal opportunity. The parallels are obvious but understated, the characters touching, and Alanguilan does as good as job with the dialogue as he does with the art. If I can be allowed one chicken joke, this is the work of a mature talent that has come home to roost. Check it out if you get the chance."
                                                   -Steven Grant, Comic Book Resources, June 13, 2006


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