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Digger, Vol. 1 Paperback – July 21, 2005
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"Digger is sort of what you'd get if you forced a mating between Bone and Cerebus and then had the offspring's godfather be Terry Prachett." --Barb Lien-Cooper creator of Gun Street Girl
"...unlike most 'unlikely heroines,' you honestly get the sense that when Digger makes it home, she's going to go to bed, get up the next morning, apply for an Engineer's job and get on with a proper sort of life, thank you anyway." --Eric Burns of the commentary blog Websnark
Top Customer Reviews
An engaging and excellent adventure.
See, Ursula Vernon is smart. Really, really smart. She draws on mythologies ranging from Balkan folklore and the story of an obscure Chinese fainting god to stories created by street children in Miami to try and explain how a world with God in it can have much suffering.
As you might guess from that last example, the humor is accompanied by some very serious topics. Digger's new world has things as silly as vampiric vegetables, but there are also sights so horrific they can break a young woman's sanity to pieces, and as in this world, children find out that growing up hurts. Add in some pretty amazing explorations of the nature of morality (and how you teach children to be "good") and you will find yourself thinking about this comic long after you put the book down.
And trust me, even when you do put the book down, you will be picking it up again soon after.
Just don't order it from Amazon if you can help it, as they've been spamming me ever since I made the order.
All the characters in the story are fantastic (even the ones that only appear once or twice). They feel real and relatable and by the end of the story it feels like you're following along with old friends.
The art is amazing, but I'm not really qualified to say anything else about it.
I can't recommend this book enough.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This volume collect the first two chapters of the webcomic Digger (about 130 strips).
Digger is a black and white comic about a wombat who takes a wrong turn into a... Read more
This is a strange comic, have no doubt. Of course, having seen the author's work other places, I was expecting that.
It's fun, and the art is great. Read more
Funny, smart, poignant, and beautiful art.
A few years ago I use to read a crazy amount of webcomics. Read more