The library is a great place for readers to discover comics, and it’s a great place for comics readers to check out things that they want to try without spending their hard-earned cash. I’m looking at comics that I find in the New York Public Library system.
As a long-time adorer of Jill Thompson’s artwork, and owner of the entire Scary Godmother library, I was very intrigued when Thompson’s new series, Magic Trixie, came to my attention.
After taking the first book of the series out of the library, I’d definitely recommend it for young readers. Though its thin plot lacks the depth of great children’s literature, Thompson’s playful artwork and silly storyline is engaging to read.
Thompson sets up a nice theme, revolving around Trixie’s being too young to do the things she wants but too old to get all the attention ladled on her baby sister. The family dynamic works, and Trixie’s school friends are effective. The character designs are charming and fun, exactly what you’d expect from Thompson. Magic Trixie is a cute book. It’s not a great book, but it’s definitely worth a look if you can find it at your local library.