I’m a bit of a late-comer to Chris Onstad’s Achewood-verse. I got turned on about six months ago with The Great Outdoor Fight and have been hooked to the weekly strip ever since. So the announcement of a new Achewood book made my mind boner perk up. (Clarification: few weeks back we decided that boners didn’t have to just be used to describe sexual arousal i.e. “The smell of that bar-b-que sandwich is giving me a stomach boner,” or “That new Macbook is giving me a technology boner”).
In a grand execution of the old adage, “Keep it simple, stupid” Onstad (a graphic designer himself) reveals nothing to the casual passerby and relies only on the devoted fans to get hyped on it. Well done, Chris.