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The Magic Bottle: A Blab! Storybook

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An original, first graphic novel from the acclaimed California painter Camille Rose Garcia (her work has been shown in Juxtapoz, Art Issues and Paper, and exhibited in galleries and museums up and down the west coast), the first of a proposed series set in the fantasyland of the Lost World of the Peppermint Islands.


In The Magic Bottle, Lulu Blackenshoe lives in a gray worl
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 17th 2006 by Fantagraphics (first published September 15th 2006)
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Elisabeth Smith
Oct 14, 2012 Elisabeth Smith rated it liked it
Art: 5 stars. Story: 2 stars.
Layla
Dec 17, 2015 Layla rated it it was amazing
I received this as a gift a while back, and rated it 5-stars merely on the merits of its pop-surrealist art. But after just now reading it to my 6-year old, I'm giving the story 5-stars as well, as it was a nice break from the usual super-sweetness of kids books, and it packed a decent lesson about environmentalism, the perils of unrestrained capitalism, and being brave while giving a damn. My daughter asked if she could bring the book to school for her teacher to read to the class, and I decide ...more
Ben
Aug 22, 2016 Ben rated it really liked it
A beautifully dark, twisted little fairytale featuring pirates and an environmental conscience and some incredibly stunning artwork reminiscent of Mexican graffiti. Not much to say about it other than I enjoyed it, it's well written and looks great.
Taylor Cayes
Sep 18, 2014 Taylor Cayes rated it it was ok
Pretty art. The story's a little lacking.
Lisa
Apr 24, 2015 Lisa rated it it was ok
this is me being nice. i thought that when i was getting this book that it was an art of. the only thing that recommends this book it the amazing art work. the story was stupid and it looked like a children's easy picture book. B OOOOOOOO
Myles
The art is creepy and perfect for a twisted fairy story for kids, but the words bog down every page. It could have and should have been cut down or broken up to be as visually interesting as the pictures. That complaint registered: what, no sequel?
Deirdre
Mar 09, 2012 Deirdre rated it it was amazing
This gothic, environmentally conscious fairy tale is gorgeously illustrated and imaginatively written. Camille Rose Garcia's artwork is beautifully macabre and strange.
Renee
Nov 15, 2007 Renee rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who like pretty pictures
I'm only giving this book 4 stars because I absolutely love Camille Rose Garcia's paintings...I was bored of the story after the first page.
Danielle
Jun 26, 2008 Danielle rated it it was amazing
evil looking drawings, pirate girls and and nice tale. can't beat it! it was my new officewarming gift...PERFECT!!
Lisa
Dec 19, 2009 Lisa rated it it was amazing
The Magic Bottle (A BLAB! Storybook) by Camille Rose Garcia (2006)
Laura
Mar 11, 2012 Laura rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Great pop surrealist art. The story lost me a bit.

Claire
May 13, 2008 Claire rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic_novel, artsy
The art is terrific. The story not so much.
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Camille Rose Garcia was born in 1970 in Los Angeles, California and grew up in the generic suburbs of Orange County, visiting Disneyland and going to punk shows with the other dissenchanted youth of that era. Her paintings of creepy cartoon children living in wasteland fairy tales are critical commentaries on the failures of capitalist utopias. Creative influences include Phillip K. Dick, William ...more
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