Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Ogden Standard-Examiner

Cal Grondahl--Ogden Standard-Examiner
Doug Gibson at the Ogden Standard-Examiner gave iPlates: Volume I a glowing review.

Our favorite part: "Not only does Joe [Doug's seven-year-old son] insist I read a chapter of Volume 1 to him each night, he then grabs the slim comic book and reads the whole shebang himself."

Read the whole review here.

And check out Cal Grondahl's cartoon, imagining the missionary possibilities of Book of Mormon comic books.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Book of Mormon Girl Likes Book of Mormon Comic

The Book of Mormon Girl author Joanna Brooks has this to say about iPlates Volume 1:
9-year-old daughter DEVOURED Stephen Carter's super excellent Book of Mormon comic book iPlates. Wish I'd had a copy to give to my nephew at his baptism last week. Highly recommended for 7 - 12+.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

First Review

iPlates received its first review from Rachel Mabey Whipple on the blog Times and Seasons, where she compares various comic-book approaches to the Book of Mormon.

A few good quotes:
The iPlates collaboration is a particularly good example of how the comic book medium requires reader interaction.
Carter and Atwood are also good at visualizing characters who develop through time. Young Zeniff the spy is fleshed out, as are the Lamanites he had been taught to caricature. He matures and ages, as does his son Noah. The drawings of the characters show how each person is a single, continuous entity, even as his choices and experiences change and mold him through time.
Read the post here