Rice Boy

by evan dahm | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 9781607021339 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 4/9/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, April 09, 2019
I got this hefty softcover at a local Savers thrift shop. It contains the entire story from the web-comic, plus some bonus materials.

It's an odd, surreal story, with immortal beings constantly searching for the one who'll fulfill a prophecy - even though every single candidate they've found to date has failed one way or another. When tiny little mushroom-like Rice Boy gets tapped as the next Chosen One, and learns about the history of the prophecy, he asks a logical question: "Maybe the prophecy is not true?" Alas, T-O-E (The One Electronic, an immortal robot/man with a TV-screen face that shows glimpses of old TV shows and ads depending on his mood) isn't ready to accept that...

The story gets creepy and grim in places, with an old foe of T-O-E who thinks he should be doing the choosing - and a power-mad frog prince who's certain he's the real Chosen One. There are other perils along the way, from the often-bizarre landscape to mysterious (and hungry) beings, but there's also unexpected friendship and, eventually, a neat little twist to the whole prophecy.

[There's a TV Tropes page on the webcomic, with some entertaining tidbits.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (5/15/2019 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA


I'm putting this book in the Manga and Graphic Novel bookbox (bookbox journal here). Hope someone enjoys it!

Journal Entry 3 by wingSpatialwing at Arlington, Virginia USA on Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Chosen from nimrodiel's Manga/Graphic Novel Bookbox. Journal book here.

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Journal Entry 4 by wingSpatialwing at Arlington, Virginia USA on Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Oh, Rice Boy! Your adventures through surreal landscapes were quite a treat! And the fantastical creatures you meet along the way seem to think they know your path better than you know it. Well, none of you do! The titular character has the bomb of 'you're the one to fulfill this centuries-old prophecy! Now go out and make us proud!' But what is Rice Boy to do? Go find the wise man of course! Then go find this other wise man. Many things happen to Rice Boy, usually without his choice. He's taken prisoner, several times, led around and told to go here and there. But in the end, he saw the prophecy in a way none of the others saw it.

The story was cute, fun, and full of eye-candy! The color palettes were great and even though the drawings seemed simple, they conveyed quite a range of emotion, motion, and depth to the story and characters. Overall, I really enjoyed Rice Boy and T-O-E's story.

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Journal Entry 5 by wingSpatialwing at Un-Convention, BookCrossing Convention -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, April 17, 2021

Released 3 wks ago (4/15/2021 UTC) at Un-Convention, BookCrossing Convention -- Controlled Releases


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Sending to Azuki who chose this book from the
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Stay safe & Happy reading!

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Journal Entry 6 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Friday, April 23, 2021
Thank you so much for offering this book! I hope you had a good time at the Virtual UnCon. This book is definitely heftier than I expected. The drawing looks really cute, though with a lot of scary aliens.

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