Just when I thought Rainbow Orchid feedback was having its natural fade-out, Comics International no. 171 (May 2004) lands on my doormat... A lovely and most-welcome review (though for 'The Black Orchid') appears in it. As usual with a good review, I at once feel pleased yet also trying to supress the little voice that is saying 'I don't deserve it!'. An extract:
"... this captivating 38-page mystery thriller is meticulous in its textual and visual detail... [it] captures the spirit of classic Tintin, but provides a deeper story with broader influences and a memorable cast. Supremely realised. Fantastic value. Book of the month."
My thanks to the reviewer for that (you can read the full review on the Rainbow Orchid website). Another total surprise was a review of my work website in Chris Bunting's column, more nice things said. And then there was a very good tribute to Joe Ahern from Amalgam's Rob Kirby.