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Mal and Chad by Stephen McCranie
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Feb 24, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: graphic-novel-juvenile, graphic-novel-fantasy-sf
Read in February, 2012

Sort of like Calvin and Hobbes, but with longer story lines. I really liked the idea that Mal is trying desperately not to admit how smart he is, in order to have a relatively normal life. This story is oddly philosophical, with the question of trying to get a fairly young kid to figure out what job he wants to have when he grows up. Mal's answer is a really great one: "Being the person you want to be is more important than getting the job you want to get."
How can you have a better life than by trying to achieve that?
The artwork is cure and the stories are a lot of fun. I look forward to reading the next volume.
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