After establishing his bona fides, Jeff wrote, ". . . it is in these contexts that I experienced such joy and excitement upon discovering Brian Fies' wonderful graphic novel Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? It was as if Fies had channeled so many of my passions--the '39 Fair, comic books, Disney and the space program, just to name a few--into 200 beautifully illustrated pages that chronicle the birth, death and potential rebirth of forward-thinking idealism."
And he concluded: "If Disney's original EPCOT film gave you goosebumps, or if you ever emerged excited and energized after riding Spaceship Earth or Horizons at EPCOT Center, you will no doubt be similarly thrilled and motivated by Brian Fies' amazing journey across the 20th century. It is a hopeful, happy vision, and one I intend to revisit many times in my own world of tomorrow."
Many thanks to Jeff for his generous review. By the way, as everyone knows, 2719 Hyperion was the address of Disney's original studio in California.
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Friend-of-the-blog Namowal kindly posted some thoughts about WHTTWOT on her blog "Tail O The Rat." She called my book "delightful," my drawings "cute," and concluded by saying, "Each time I look at it I find something new." I like that a lot. Thanks!
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Finally, a review of Mom's Cancer by Markus from the Philippines, who some may recall commented in my blog a few posts ago. I very much like the fact that people continue to discover my first book, and appreciate Markus mentioning it. He strongly recommended that everyone pick it up "immediately," and added, "For me, that is the strongest asset of the book--it’s unreserved honesty. Heck, I’d prefer reading this anytime than watching any of those 'reality TV' shows if I wanted to take a peek at real life." I appreciate that insight.