Sunnyville Stories Volume 2 and Volume 3 got some more good reviews!
First, the third volume got reviewed over on Root Beer Party. Check out some of the praise the book got:
In this collection Max really expands on the Sunnyville world. We get to see more of the character development of many of the old characters as well as the introduction of some new friends.
In Episode 8: Make the Grade, we see Rusty’s mother take center stage. Max shows us the range and depth of his characters in this volume. This story is not really about the cheerful melancholy atmosphere that we are used to seeing in Sunnyville, we get to see behind closed doors and see the character flaws of Rusty’s mother and how she takes Rusty’s actions as a personal affront to her own social standings.
…The trauma of having one’s self worth as only seen as your standing in public is not an issue that could be resolved in a single 33 page comic, that would never work in real life and it doesn’t work that way in Sunnyville. Max shows us the microcosm of the world in Sunnyville and that means warts and all…
This statement really hits it on the head when it comes to the characterization of Rusty’s mom: Rusty’s mother has developed into one of the most complex characters in Sunnyville Stories and her relationship with Rusty will continue to be explored in further episodes as she comes to terms with herself and letting go as a parent.
Read the whole thing because it’s very insightful and someone finally understands what I’m trying to say in my work.
The second volume got some fantastic words written up on Amazon. Here’s some snippets:
Max West delivered a delightful debut with Sunnyville Stories, the story of Rusty whose father moves him from the big city to the tiny town of Storyville where very little happens. No movies, no DVD rental, one pinball machine. Just the opportunity to open his mouth and trip on his tongue, which Rusty does on every other page.
…Fans of volume one will be delighted to learn West took the training wheels off with Sunnyville Two. His comic timing dramatically improved with the release of his second edition. He can toss off some great one-liners and his extended version of who’s on first is a knee slapper…
If that’s not reason to get the Sunnyville books, then I don’t know what is!
Well…what are you waiting for? Copies of Sunnyville Stories Volume 1 are still for sale on Amazon, both in print and Kindle formats! While you’re there, be sure to pick up Sunnyville Stories Volume 2 and (if you love Gothic horror) Von Herling, Vampire Hunter! And now available is the latest installment of the saga, Sunnyville Stories Volume 3. Get them today!
Copies of all the above titles are available to the library trade via Brodart Company and to retailers from Ingram and Baker & Taylor (via BCH Distribution). Copies are also available direct from the publisher. For ordering information, contact maxwestart(at)gmail(dot)com or write to:
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