I even learnt some Beatle facts, Georges 'Thingy' for example...read the book to find out! I also particularly like the images of 'Mick and Keef' (well known devotees of John and Paul) cropping up as heavenly cherubs whenever a holy Beatle moment happened...very clever and wholly original in everyway.
Hardcover Comic: 80 pages
Publisher: Otava Publishing Company Ltd
Translation: Will Moore
Product Dimensions: 290mm x 247mm x 10 mm
Weight: 610 grams
Price: 19.70 EUR | £16.90 | $26.20 plus delivery
It is also available from Amazon.co.uk, and as an i-pad version.
Mauri Kunnas is a well known and loved illustrator in his native Finland. More known for his childrens books he has a really good website which i recommend you visit, ( http://maurikunnas.net )
Here's a couple of quotes from his biography:
''Towards the end of my school career I became a devoted Beatles fan and grew “long” hair (everything is relative). We followed the British and US pop charts almost religiously: The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Manfred Mann, The Hollies, The Troggs, The Beach Boys, The Lovin Spoonful, Bob Dylan, Sonny & Cher, The Mamas & Papas, and Jimi Hendrix were the big names in those days. We had no time whatsoever for Finnish bands, most of whom were only doing cover versions in translation.''
''I do a certain amount of reading, though for some reason quite a bit of it seems to revolve around books about The Beatles. I guess the Fab Four count as a kind of hobby/obsession: I collect records (vinyl), and tapes with old interviews with the band and their press conferences.''
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