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The Amazing World of Gumball: After School Special: 05/20/17
The Amazing World of Gumball: After School Special by Ben Boquelet is another collection of short comics by different artists, set in Elmore. This volume features work by Andy Hirsch, Kate Leth, and Anne Szabla.
The good and the bad of a book like this is that you get a wide range of styles both in terms of story telling and illustration. Some of them work and some of them don't depending on your own personal tastes. For me this volume was mostly average. I think part of it is my own falling out of love with The Amazing World of Gumball. The most recent season has fallen flat on many of its episodes.
One particular problematic story is set in the graveyard. It's told as a ghost story but illustrated as if we're there experiencing things first hand. I can't really tell you more about what the ghost story is because the lettering is done in a minuscule size with an inadequate amount of contrast between the speech bubbles and the letters.