Top Secret Summer

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Top Shelf, 2005 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 178 pages
26 Reviews
With an ensemble cast straight from a box of Animal Crackers, this is a delightful tale of ambition, morality, and self-discovery drawn in a decidedly beautiful fashion reminiscent of Richard Scary and Lewis Trondheim, yet utterly unique. Renier's fully-realized and compellingly adventurous narrative is at once both achingly naive and profoundly worldly. A remarkable debut, this tightly crafted novella is the real deal, and will charm your socks off.

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Review: Spiral-Bound: Top Secret Summer

User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

Nowadays, I'm increasingly enjoying all-ages comics as an alternative to the more "mature" works that are unrelentingly grim (and overly similar to each other). Maybe I'm just getting old and grumpy ... Read full review

Review: Spiral-Bound: Top Secret Summer

User Review  - Chloe H. - Goodreads

This was a wacky book. The setting is kind of like a wildly chaotic Busytown, populated mainly by adolescent characters of various species. The plot is tangled and silly, but it's a fun read anyway. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Aaron Renier was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and attended art school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He's drawn comics as far back as he can remember, and today he has found a very vibrant and supportive community of cartoonists in Chicago, where he currently resides. Renier is the recipient of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Talent Deserving Wider Recognition, and received a nomination for best Children's Album in 2005.

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