Title: Captain Pixel (GN) Publisher: Arcana Studio Writer: Maciej Prozalski Art: Maciej Prozalski Script: Shawn DePasquale Letters: Shawn DePasquale Price: $ 14.95 US Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Website: www.arcana.com Comments: One weird strange looking guy in a suit is shown or is it a suit? Captain Pixel he is called. A polar bear finds him and the two want to get out of the nothingness they seem to be trapped in. They get out and go to another strange place with lots of ships. From the way the creatures talk they are part of a program inside a computer. The art style is cute. The various creatures are all well illustrated in this unique style. The computer and program talk increases as the story goes along. Our two stars are joined by their creator, Adobus who also wants to escape being deleted. On their adventure they face some really scary monsters. Captain Pixel and Polar Bear are always running and falling. As the two continue on they encounter all sorts of odd characters. Their adventure continues. This is one weird story with art to match. It is definitely something different.
Title: Pixies (GN) Publisher: Arcana Studio Creator/Writer: Sean Patrick O'Reilly Script: Sean O'Reilly, Shawn DePasquale and Robert Olmedo Pencils: Leisl Adams Colors: Chandran Letters: Shawn DePasquale Price: $ 19.95 US Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Website: www.arcana.com Comments: Joey likes to build go-carts. In the forest out back there is a village of friendly fun loving fairies. Joey needs tree for wood to make his go-cart. Joey inadvertenly kills a pixie and gets cursed. Misfortune now follows him as do the some pixies who make his life full of unpleasant surprises and mishaps. All through his life growing up he is cursed. Now as a man the curse continues still. Samuel the brother of the dead pixie is having second thoughts. He likes Joey and is tired of always causing trouble he wants it to stop. He couldn't have picked a better time Joey met a girl. The pixies and the human are at odds with each other and this leads to war. There are hundreds of pixies and they are all out to get Joe. Joe even with the pixies around manages to get closer to the girl. Romance is in the air. The art is so cute. It is cartoonie and for a younger audience but still any age could enjoy it. Samuel and Joe both want this war over with so they work together and they achieve peace. Finally Joe is without a curse. Joe and Samuel puts things right. They show that pixies and humans can live in peace and happiness.