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Welcome to Monster Town 05/12/11
When I was a child I was fascinated by ghosts. Where some children have invisible friends, I had an entire parallel ghost city to my own home town. My son seems to have inherited my love of the paranormal but his architectural dream involves a monster city, not ghostly urban sprawl.
Monster Town by Ryan Heshka bridges the gap between the ghosts and the monsters. It follows a typical "day" in Monster Town, which starts at sundown and goes to sunrise. The ghouls go to school. The vampires go to work at the blood bank. And so forth.
For old children and parents there are puns and visual jokes. Younger children can compare their typical day with the residents of Monster Town. The artwork is colorful and playful and not too scary nor gory.