Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2004
By: Darren Schroeder

Cover of Cloverleaf Creator(s): Jacob Lambert
Publishers: Baboon Books (Self Published)
From: USA
Price: $2.95(US)

One night an American Indian couple ARE awoken by the sound of buildings falling from the sky. Soon they are surrounded by McDonalds, suburban homes and petrol stations so that by the end of the night they are firmly surrounded by middle America. The brave finds that he has to get a job.

Jacob has created an imaginative parable on the fate of the American Indians culture personified in this couple and the surreal circumstances that they find themselves in. It makes some thoughtful observations on modern society in a simple and original manner.

The style of illustration is hard to describe - lets see, cartoonish with characters that have large heads. Bold lines, grey tone colouring. It's cute and funny, easing readers into the more serious aspect of the tale.

This is an imaginative little comic that uses a simple idea to catch the readers attention. It will stick in your mind for quite a while after you read it, which is the way with well executed storytelling.

In a Word: Cautionary.

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