I discovered The Professors Daughter by Joann Sfar and Emmanuel Guibert, while browsing First Second the other day. It looked interesting and I read the excerpt and it is hilarious. I pre-ordered it and am anxiously waiting. I did not grow up on comic books and I find them to feel like I am watching a foreign language film. Well, like a good foreign film I was soon enveloped in the story. It feels like an old black and white romantic comedy. I imagined Kathrine Hepburn and Cary Grant in their younger days. The premise is ridiculous, but it works. The professors daughter falls in love with the professor’s mummy (which some how has returned to life). Take a look, I don’t think you will be disapointed!
I ordered the The Professor’s Daughter, Collector’s Edition, because the hard bound books with a ribbon page marker are just beautiful. I own American Born Chinese, Collector’s Editionand it is the perfect size to hold and a pleasure to read.