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On My Radar
Tuesday 5 June 2012
For the second week in a row The Observer has printed positive words about The Rainbow Orchid, this time in an interview with New Zealand comedian Rhys Darby (you might know him best as Murray Hewitt in the excellent Flight of the Conchords). Rhys lists his cultural highlights from the worlds of film, books, gadgets, television, fashion and music.
Books: The Rainbow Orchid by Garen Ewing - The main character in this set of graphic novels is an assistant to a historical researcher who ends up embroiled in an epic adventure to track down a rare flower. Beautifully illustrated with classic storytelling, in a similar style to Hergé's Tintin.

He also sent me a nice response on Twitter: "... I really love your Rainbow Orchid books. They fuel my hunger for classic adventure!"

How nice is that? I'm so chuffed to know he enjoys The Rainbow Orchid. Rhys starts his UK tour of This Way to the Spaceship on 1 July - see his tour dates here.

I had a superb time at Stripdagen in Haarlem this past weekend. Report and photos to follow soon.

posted 05.06.12 at 11:29 pm in Julius Chancer | permalink |


Linda, on Wednesday 6 June 2012 at 1:40 am, says:

That's so great with Darby's high praise of Rainbow Orchid! Not getting HBO, though, I haven't seen (or heard) of Flight of the Conchords. After seeing the clips, I will have to see if I can find it on DVD. :-)

Garen, on Wednesday 6 June 2012 at 11:48 pm, says:

There's plenty of classic 'Conchords' on YouTube.

Linda, on Thursday 7 June 2012 at 3:03 am, says:

Thanks, Garen! I'll have to check that out!

Garen, on Thursday 7 June 2012 at 10:07 am, says:

Here are some of my favourites: Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros (live), If You're Into It, Robots ... oh, loads more ... once you start watching them you can keep going :-)

Linda, on Thursday 7 June 2012 at 3:33 pm, says:

Those are funny! :-D Thank, you! (Makes for fun watching, especially with the next 4 wks. coming.)

Roo, on Thursday 8 August 2013 at 1:57 am, says:

As a New-Zealander, I'm delighted that Rhys Darby put in a review!

Garen, on Thursday 8 August 2013 at 10:09 am, says:

He's a star :-)

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