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Jinchalo

Matthew Forsythe

Paperback

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Description

From the author of Ojingogo, another tale of enchantment and adventure

Jinchalo is Korean for "Really?" and that question (formulated variously as "What is and what isn't?" "What is real?" and "What is imagined?") is at the heart of this book. A companion to Matthew Forsythe's vastly successful Ojingogo, Jinchalo stars the same little girl as its heroine. When the mischievous shape-shifter Jinchalo hatches from a mysterious egg, he starts our heroine adventuring anew. Magical troubles drag the pair out of the safety of her home, through the small village where she resides, up, up, and away. In the course of their flight, they visit a robot garden, follow a vine into the clouds, and leave the village far behind.

These comics are firmly rooted in Korean folktales and stylistic conventions, with a playful, joyous drawn line. Jinchalo welcomes readers back into Forsythe's Miyazaki-tinged dreamscape where spotted octopi fly and bears give piggyback rides, where hummingbirds are larger than people and a sad furry monster wearing a bowler hat lurks around every corner. Forsythe uses page space innovatively in this wordless, panel-less book, and his storytelling is compelling for all ages, both simple and intricately detailed.



Praise For Jinchalo

“Matthew Forsythe's spare pen-and-ink drawings . . . are splendid.” —Douglas Wolk, Salon on Ojingogo

“Forsythe narrates the fantastical journey . . . in images that are at once exquisitely simple and laden with suggestion.” —Montreal Gazette on Ojingogo

“Beautifully produced, weird and wordless.” —Kelly Link on Ojingogo

“A totally unique and engaging book.” —Newsarama on Ojingogo

Drawn and Quarterly, 9781770460676, 120pp.

Publication Date: February 14, 2012



About the Author

Matt Forsythe works and lives in Montreal. His illustration work has appeared in numerous magazines, including The Walrus and The Wall Street Journal.