Created by Alberto Varanda, Little Pierrot: Get the Moon is a graphic novel that explores the thoughts and adventures of a boy named Pierrot. His story is told through moments captured in comic panels, igniting memories of the unforgettable Calvin and Hobbes.
From the human and animal pairing to existential explorations, the comparisons between the two creations are numerous. That’s not to say Little Pierrot doesn’t stand on its own merits.
It would be great if we didn’t have to keep our feet on the ground…
Varanda does an excellent job of humanizing Pierrot and his snail companion through a combination of charming illustrations and masterful storytelling. Each comic has a lesson to teach readers both young and old.
Exploring topics like immigration and independent thought, sharing the comics in this graphic novel with children is a great way to start conversations about complex subjects. Because of how Varanda creates opportunities for discussion around such relevant topics, Little Pierrot is one of my favourite books this year.
The illustrations in Little Pierrot are each wonderfully-drawn works of art that endear readers to the characters and the world they inhabit. Varanda combines the young protagonist’s imagination with real-world objects to create a landscape that immerses readers into the story.
Published by Lion Forge, Little Pierrot Vol: 1 Get the Moon is an amazing graphic novel that explores complex themes through the eyes of a child. This comic is one of the best I’ve read this year and is a must-have for any house.
You can check out the book trailer in the video below: