Ben Hatke’s new graphic novel Little Robot comes out today!
One of the things that Ben is a master of is gestural storytelling. That really comes to the forefront of this graphic novel, which doesn’t have a whole lot of words. It’s the story of a girl and a robot who are each others first friend — and so have to figure out how to be a friend while they get to know each other.
As the two characters explore their worlds — and get to know each other — their emotions are as much written on their body language as on their faces. It’s such a great reflection of children — and childhood — that the characters are drawn this way. It’s easy to draw facial expressions on characters to depict moods and feelings, but Ben Hatke never forgets to make their bodies reflect those feelings as well.
We can’t wait for you all to read this marvelous book!