Big Top

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Mar 1, 2005 - Humor - 128 pages
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Come one! Come all . . . to the exciting world of Big Top! Rob Harrell's three-ring comic strip has already packed the house with fans eager for his hilarious take on the circus and those who bring it to life.

The circus and its colorful cast-led by 10-year-old Pete and his happily reformed performing bear, Wink-are a perfect metaphor for life. It's not always what happens on the surface, Big Top reminds us, but what takes place backstage that delivers the lessons and the humor. Pete and Wink keep plenty of odd company, including Kingston, coolest king of the jungle; Stucco, a mute clown who still manages to make his point; Manfred, the bookish monkey; Dusty, the wisecracking tell-it-like-it-is trained poodle; Andrea, the new acrobat girl who's caught Pete's eye; and Hairy Mary the Bearded Lady, a mother figure to them all.

Take this crew on the road and you get an endless array of situations and relationships, care and impatience, honesty and intolerance. It's like one big Big Top family . . . one that welcomes all readers for the mere price of a ticket.

  

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User Review  - NeitherSparky - LibraryThing

I bought this book for the artwork, as I like to draw comic strips for fun and am inspired by my collection. Harrell is a fantastic artist; not only are the character designs well-executed by the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

Best comic strip ever. Discontinued now. Bah. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
17
Section 2
18
Section 3
22
Section 4
27
Section 5
32
Section 6
34
Section 7
45
Section 8
51
Section 16
70
Section 17
72
Section 18
78
Section 19
79
Section 20
82
Section 21
89
Section 22
93
Section 23
95

Section 9
53
Section 10
54
Section 11
55
Section 12
59
Section 13
62
Section 14
63
Section 15
65
Section 24
96
Section 25
98
Section 26
110
Section 27
117
Section 28
119
Section 29
120
Section 30
129

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About the author (2005)

Rob Harrell dreams of one day becoming a sideshow freak (Zothar the Human Tree Frog). He has attended the Ringling School of Art and Design and has created comic strips since his first one rolled off the page in the fourth grade. The commercial illustrator and accomplished fine artist has penned Big Top since April 2002, despite his ongoing and somewhat unhealthy fear of clowns.

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