Editorial Reviews of Welcome to Beeky Airlines “Young visitors to the ForeWord office found this book right away; they recommend it for its humor. Beeky Airlines is the creation of fourteen-year-old Seth Campos. In it, Carl and his friends Ben the bear and Beeky (yep, it’s a bird) navigate the trials and pleasures of youth. Themes include some old favorites, like burping, a messy bedroom, and a relationship of mutual torture with big sister Laura. Clumsy and curious, Carl seems to get into trouble with everyone, and he’s often seen running away in the final frame. It doesn’t seem to quench his spirit, however; as he says in one strip, ‘It’s risky, but I get my exercise!’ Campy, cheerful, and wry, this is humor that borrows from Charles Schultz’s “Peanuts” strip—Lucy’s lemonade [sic] stand is updated to sell Ben’s version of Starbucks—and showcases Campos’s impeccable comedic timing. (April)” - ForeWord Reviews Magazine “Simplicity is all you need sometimes to have a good time. ‘Welcome to Beeky Airlines: A Carl and Ben... and Beeky Collection’ is a collection of simple comics from Seth Campos, a fourteen year old home-school student who presents a story about a young middle school student named Carl, his best friend bear Ben and their annoying and clever bird friend Beeky. Aimed at all audiences, ‘Welcome to Beeky Airlines’ is a choice pick for those who want a comic with a family friendly appeal.” - Midwest Book Review “As an unabashed comics enthusiast, it is always a pleasure for me to discover a new graphic novel or strip, and Welcome to Beeky Airlines is a great new addition to my shelf. “Written and drawn by fourteen year old Seth Campos, a home schooled resident of Redmond, Washington, ‘Welcome...’ is a collection of cartoon strips he first started drawing at the age of eight. Aimed at readers from ‘5 to 100,’ this delightful book stars eleven year old Carl and his (imaginary?) friends - Ben the bear and Beeky the bird- and chronicles their zany (mis) adventures together. Often reminiscent of that classic series, Calvin and Hobbes, ‘Welcome...’ combines simple black and white llustrations with humour that ranges from the wry to the slapstick, and had me hooked from page one. “Seth displays deft wordplay and a keen eye for detail that unearths humour in the most mundane everyday situations. He also has a commendable grasp of the medium, seen in the way he imaginatively plays with the elements of each panel. A speech balloon becomes a weapon; a picture on the wall mirrors the actions of a character in the foreground; Carl's math homework morphs into a superhero and runs away; and, sometimes, the characters cheekily draw us, their readers, into their adventures as well. Even the cartoon characters draw comics! One of the best sections in the book is a comic that Carl turns in as a creative writing assignment at school, only to be literally floored by the outcome. “A laugh riot, and a great peek into the inventive mind of its talented young creator - Keep 'em coming, Seth!” - BookPleasures Copyright © 2009-2014 by Mubby Books Back