Chimichanga by Eric Powell

Chimichanga
by Eric Powell
Dark Horse, 2011

A delightful all-ages work by The Goon’s Powell, showcasing the adventures of Lula, the tiny Bearded Girl of Wrinkle’s Travelling Circus, who acquires a giant green ogre from a flatulence-prone witch. Lula has the gee-whiz indefatigability of Little Orphan Annie and the whiskers of Rasputin, and faces every obstacle with gumption and a colourful G-rated vocabulary.

The eccentric story rips along thanks to the exuberant and skillful digital artwork, although younger readers might be put off by Powell’s barely-restrained fondness for the grotesque and the surprising amount of (cartoonish) violence.

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