LOUIS - Night Salad
Published by Metaphrog in 2010
Highly Commended for the 2011 Scottish Children's Book Awards
Eisner Award nominee: Best Coloring
Leeds Graphic Novel Awards Shortlist
YALSA 2011 Great Graphic Novels for Teens Longlist
Highly acclaimed Metaphrog return with a brand new stand-alone graphic novel: the moving tale of Louis' quest for a cure to save his friend FC. A simple story of friendship, heart-warming and genuinely transporting. Beautiful hand-painted artwork packaged in an attractive hardback.
Full Colour | Hardback | Sewn binding | 96 pages
Deceptively simple tales that manage to pierce directly to the heart of the human condition.
-- Gavin Lees, The Comics Journal
An utterly gorgeous, colourful, touching fantasy for all ages, with fabulous artwork and colouring and an engaging emotional hook...
- Forbidden Planet Blog
A dream-quest theme persists throughout this colorful book, which brings to mind many classic, if somewhat less unsettling, adventures: Harold and the Purple Crayon and Where the Wild Things Are. Established fans will delight in this volume; like Louis, new readers will enter the story perplexed but exit with joy.
-- The Library Journal
A sweet, sad fable, beautifully rendered [...] the story they tell, a gentle fantasy, has an easy tone and a deceptive depth that will appeal to both adults and children.
-- The Sunday Herald
These days we're bombarded with animations or graphic novels that claim to amuse kids while offering a metanarrative to please adults. But few actually fulfil these promises as effectively as this Scottish duo's hand-painted book.
-- Art Review
In the tradition of Little Nemo [...] Metaphrog have brought forward a fanciful adventure story [...] Older readers will pick up on fascinating undertones as John and Sandra define a world where fruit must be assembled and all suburban houses are identical. If you love the unusual and delight in the unique, I highly recommend this title as a candy-colored touch of joy for your library.
-- Sarah Martinez, Diamond Comic Distributors
Did you ever have a really strange dream as a kid? Do you remember being bewildered and intrigued, waking up in a fog of vibrant colors and delightful absurdity? Did you like that dream? Then Louis Night Salad is for you.
Libraries can order from:
Bertrams, Peters, Gardners, Scotia Books