I had previously decided I wouldn’t review any more comics (they don’t really look good on my Nook) but I couldn’t help but want to check out The Dumbest Idea Ever. It is a book about a boy that decides that he is going to make comic books. The comic is all about him deciding to make a comic and trying to come up with ideas – while being stuck home from school with chicken pox and then pneumonia. The book is a memoir about Jimmy Gownley’s life – as he now is a comic creator and this is how it all started!
The book is geared for kids and has a great lesson – don’t give up! Definitely a must read for any comic lover or anyone who wants to try and make their own comics!
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Jimmy Gownley’s graphic novel memoir about the “dumb” idea that changed his life forever!
What if the dumbest idea ever turned your life upside down?
At thirteen, Jimmy was popular, at the top of his class, and the leading scorer on his basketball team. But all that changed when chicken pox forced him to miss the championship game. Things went from bad to worse when he got pneumonia and missed even more school. Before Jimmy knew it, his grades were sinking and nothing seemed to be going right.
How did Jimmy turn things around, get back on top at school, and land a date with the cutest girl in class?
Renowned comics creator Jimmy Gownley shares his adventures as he grows from an eager-to-please boy into a teenage comic book artist. This is the real-life story of how the DUMBEST idea ever became the BEST thing that ever happened to him.