Cathon’s adorable and hilarious The Adventures of Sgoobidoo has been getting plenty of love, with folks all over clamouring to join Sgoobi’s Fan Club!
In the pages of Montreal Review of Books, Esinam Beckley calls it “an incredible, pint-sized, visual throwback – a mystery/adventure comic geared towards kids (and towards those young at heart)” and notes the quirky little details throughout the book that serve to transport the reader to another era:
“Cathon’s bold, stark lines are reminiscent of an earlier age of comics. As a kind of catharsis, Cathon took the time to pay homage to the ’50s golden age of comics advertisements. During said comic golden age, product advertisements would be interspersed within a comic’s pages. These were the days when Boomers had to physically fill in blank boxes on a page, with their real addresses, and probably a real lead pencil. Then they would walk to a mailbox, drop off this personal information, and hope for the best. Included in the pages of Sammy and Sgoobidoo’s adventures are conceptual replications of different forms of food products, fan clubs, and games. There’s even a sweepstakes!”
Meanwhile, over at Broken Pencil reviewer Tina Olah raves: “Personally, I loved the book’s tone— pathetic, yet very endearing! …I read just one chapter per day; the book is so charming I didn’t want it to end!”