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January 3, 2014

100 Comics Positives For 2013: Ariol


I just like that this series exists in an English-language version so I can read it. I would imagine it's closer to being Papercutz's worst-seller than it is to being the line's best seller -- although who knows? -- but I'm fond of its take on a quiet kid's life carved out of the noise and fuss of modern existence. That is so, so hard to do. There are a lot of really fine comics out there that I wouldn't see except for this job, and a lot of comics that might not exist if not for more popular comics being done by the same publisher even if that means another comic for two for which I don't particularly care. I hope there are a few dozen kids out there for whom Ariol is everything like it might have been for me had I been at the right age when it came out.
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