Review of KORGI: SPROUTING WINGS by CHRISTIAN SLADE
(first book in the KORGI series)
When I announced that I intended to adopt a Corgi puppy, one of my friends promptly showed me this delightful series of graphic novels. With an evocative storyline, appealing characters, and beautiful illustrations, these books are for all ages.
The concept – various fey living in companionship with extraordinary corgis – is adorable, the magic mysterious and distinct, and the plot moving. Altogether the book overflows with an endearing childlike imagination.
The story unfolds with few words, through superb illustrations. I’m including a simple one here that doesn’t spoil anything, but some frames are far more emotionally powerful. And, of course, all the more striking in full color. At the back of the book you’ll find descriptions of each character that provide more context and clarification for anyone craving as much.
SPROUTING WINGS is a short story with a lot of deeper, more epic subtext that ushers one’s imagination into a greater, magical world. I earnestly recommend this book to Corgi fans, fantasy fiction addicts, graphic novel enthusiasts, and most children. I cannot wait to read on!