FROM THE AUTHOR OF OJINGOGO, ANOTHER TALE OF ENCHANTMENT AND ADVENTURE.
IN STORES FEBRUARY 2012
Jinchalo is Korean for "Really?" and that question (formulated variously as "What is and what isn't?" "What is real?" and "What is imagined?") is at the heart of this book. A companion to Matthew Forsythe's vastly successful Ojingogo, Jinchalo stars the same little girl as its heroine. When Jinchalo lands them in some hot water, the pair is forced to flee the safety of their home. In the course of their flight, they visit a robot garden, follow a vine into the clouds, and leave their village far, far behind.
These comics are firmly rooted in Korean folktales and stylistic conventions, with a playful, joyously drawn line. Jinchalo welcomes readers back into Forsythe's Miyazaki-tinged dreamscape, where spotted octopi fly and bears give piggyback rides, where hummingbirds are larger than people, and a sad furry monster wearing a bowler hat lurks around every corner. Forsythe uses page space innovatively in this wordless panel-less book. Both simple and intricately detailed, his storytelling is compelling for all ages.