Copper by Kazu KibuishiCopper by Kazu Kibuishi

Copper

byKazu Kibuishi

Paperback | January 1, 2010

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Copper is curious, Fred is fearful. And together boy and dog are off on a series of adventures through marvelous worlds, powered by Copper's limitless enthusiasm and imagination. Sailing, surfing, shrimp racing...(shrimp racing?)-the two have a knack for getting into all sorts of odd situations. Copper's good cheer always smooths the way--and Fred can usually be won over if there's food involved.

This definitive collection of the popular Web comic includes all-new comics and stories, and a special section on the making of Copper.

Each Copper and Fred story in this graphic novel collection is a complete vignette, filled with richly detailed settings and told with a wry sense of humor. These two enormously likable characters build ships and planes to travel to surprising destinations and have a knack for getting into all sorts of odd situations.Copper's good cheer always smoothes the way-and Fred can usually be won over if there's food involved.

KAZU KIBUISHI is the author and artist of the popular Amulet graphic novel series. He is also the creator of the Flight anthologies, a critically acclaimed comics series, and Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, a winner of the YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Award. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kibuishi moved to the US with his mother and brother ...
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Title:CopperFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.02 × 9.01 × 0.29 inPublished:January 1, 2010Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545098939

ISBN - 13:9780545098939

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute and heartwarming Copper and Fred are adorable, and the worlds they explore in their adventures are so whimsical it's impossible not to be drawn into them. Kazu Kibuishi's art style makes the comic really visually appealing too, although simplistic.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Filled with Awsomeness This is the definitive collection of the webcomic Cooper by Kazu Kibuishi, creator of the amazing Amulet series of Graphic novels. This volume enclosed the archive of the webcomic, a few new comics, a special introduction by the artist on how the series came about, and a step by step guide to how Kazu creates a cooper comic. Cooper is the story of a dog and his boy, just trying to make their way in the world and find their place. Cooper is curious, creative and adventurous, and Fred his dog is fearful and disillusioned. The stories grew out of some of the darkest days in Kazu's life, and yet the comics always seem to end on a note of hope and expectation. The artwork is amazing. To me it reads like Calvin and Hobbs - a little older, more mature and more productive and helpful. The variety of layouts and designs is stunning. From single-page story lines to multipage pieces it is visually stunning, with a wide variety of pallets and feel, yet always remaining true to a form and style. This will be a book I go back to again and again, sometimes just for fun, sometimes, when life gets difficult, to remind me to hope and try again. It is inspiring, and I am terribly glad I read it.
Date published: 2010-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Esoteric and Weird but Cute Characters A collection of the author/illustrator's first published works which first appeared online as web comics. This collection also includes some new comics and stories plus a special step-by-step section on how the author created the Copper comics. While the majority of comics are one page in length there are a handful which are "story" length covering six or so pages. These are the strange adventures of a little boy, Copper, and his dog, Fred. They venture to strange lands full of mushrooms, fly planes, go underwater, travel by boat, hike, surf and appear in surreal lands full of strange beings. Copper is full of energy, ready to try and do anything on a moment's notice completely carefree. Fred on the other hand, would rather stay home ...safe...but he most go where Copper goes so he is the voice of what could go wrong, he gets scared, he wants to leave, wants to go home, tells Copper the downfalls of his plans, but in the end he's usually won over and sometimes even proven right. They are wonderful characters who contrast each other delightfully. The illustrations are gorgeous, cute, whimsical with drawings I've come to expect form Kibuishi from his Amulet series. My problem with these comics is that I suppose they are meant to be funny. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but that is still the purpose of a comic? Humour, satire, wit? Something to make you chuckle? Well, I simply didn't "get" these comics. I understood what was happening but why it was humorous or witty I haven't a clue. I'll admit there were a couple that made me smile further into the book but seriously on the whole I just seemed to be out of the loop on what was funny here. I really can't see kids appreciating the humour thus I recommend the book for ages 12 and up but even then I wonder. I can only say the humour is extremely esoteric and I am not a member of the club.
Date published: 2010-03-02