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Notables 2010: Kevin Cannon

Kevin CannonFar Arden, 2009.

Far Arden is a funny, fast-moving adventure story about Army Shanks, “a crusty old sea dog… searching for a mythical tropical island in the middle of the Canadian Arctic.” And it’s also a crazy experiment: Cannon set out to draw the “288-hour comic,” one 24-page chapter a month, each drawn in one 24-hour period. After a scary brush with arm numbness, he quit the all-nighters, but he kept up the 24-page-a-month pace. Read a strip about the creation of the book in the link.

Age: grades 3-5

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