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Product Details

  • Series: Sixsmiths
  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: SLG Publishing (December 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593622023
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593622022
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,997,676 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Given that Dad has been laid off, the kids have to transfer to a public school and contend with new pressures, and Mom frets that the situation is taking a greater toll, you could easily mistake this Australian import for a standard family drama. But when Dad is fired from his next job for deflowering a virgin in the copy room, Mom seeks advice in a sexual encounter with the church vicar, and the kids are growing bored of sacrificing bread-product effigies of babies at church every Saturday, you realize you�re blazing a new trail into heavy-duty social satire. Although the Sixsmiths are Satanists, they often seem to be the most well-adjusted people in their neighborhood, and the fact that they�re so relatable gives power to the underlying dig at the social conventions that communities tend to promote (and destroy). Droll art pushes the banality of the Satanic lifestyle further still, and although an incongruously sober ending throws the proceedings slightly off kilter, this graphic novel overall offers an enjoyable and insightful commentary. --Jesse Karp

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By Earwig on October 21, 2012
Format: Paperback
As the Amazon details for The Sixsmiths make clear, the storyline in this graphic novel concerns an Australian suburban family who happen to be practising Satanists. The satire surrounding the lifestyle they lead is consistently clever throughout the story, and the central characters are remarkably sympathetic. The clean, simple artwork is excellent too, and well complements the narrative. My only quibble concerns a storyline that is left hanging at the conclusion of this book - presumably to be completed in the next volume?
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I was very impressed with The Sixsmiths. I bought it expecting Simpsons-like social satire and was happy to discover something that's not only funnier (I was laughing within a few pages) but also more interesting and original.

If you like interesting artwork served on a fluffy bed of highly-fragrant and culturally-literate wit, then this is for you. In my opinion it would be a good present for anyone 15 and above.
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Many alternative comics strive to be as strange as possible and forget that most people read to be entertained. This is that rare graphic novel that contains a rich imagination and a delightful story told with charm and skill. These characters have existed in a webcomic, but in this longer format they have the chance to really shine. The Sixsmiths will surprise you, shock you and then make you laugh. Get into it.
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