Egads! Who would've thought we'd actually carry a plush doll? But this is different, it's Owly! A plush doll that has its origins in a series of self-published mini-comics by the unflappable Andy Runton. How could we say no? Once you see it, you may end up asking yourself the same question.
Owly's back in this his second full-length graphic outing. Just a Little Bit Blue is basically a parable of Christian charity in the guise of a cute funny animal comic, and it successfully accomplishes its task. As with all Owly comics, there is no dialogue or narration. The only text appears in a sign that's tacked on the wall of a shop visited by Owly during the course of the narrative; for the remainder of the story, the visuals alone are relied upon to carry the story forward -- although there is an occasional recourse to communication through symbols and eidetic recollection. Many comics claim to be "suitable for all ages," but Owly really and truly is: any child old enough to hold a book can get something out of this, and we'd be hard pressed to imagine any parent anywhere on the planet who could find something to object to in this comic book.