Recently creator Joe Mulvey successfully kickstarted Mummy’s Always Right, which is of course a play on words of “Mom’s always right.” Which is the gist of this kid’s book written and illustrated by Mulvey.
The catch, of course, is the inclusion of classic monsters which is a great touch since it introduces a new generation to the creatures, but keeps from being scary. To put it another way, your kid isn’t going to grow up afraid of mummy’s after reading this book.
Mulvey’s story is pretty straightforward. It’s a series of events Gaws’ day in which he’s taught to do the right things. Each page is basically a big splash page and one action after another. It works, it’s a kids book style and the only thing I would say is that it’s a little long and the message is really hammered home. Kids… listen to your mom.
The artwork is really good. I personally dig Mulvey’s style and always have since his other creator owned series Scam. His style works for the story and it’s actually quite nice to see a full page dedicated to his art. The backgrounds are rich and full because of this. The character designs are classic and yet distinct. You know who everyone is, but they all have Mulvey’s unique design. In a way it’s like Muppet Babies meets Universals classic monsters.
Parents can feel at ease checking this out. It’s not gruesome, it’s not an ironic kids book actually meant for adults. It’s just a uniquely themed kids book that you can share together and hopefully there will be more in the future.
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Mummy’s Always Right
Creator: Joe Mulvey
Format: TPB; Print