Rice Boy

Rice Boy

Rice Boy began as a surreal vignette set in a bar on an unknown world, and evolved into a fantasy epic in webcomic format. What started out as an "exercise in weird comicking" is now available in its entirety in book form, along with maps and a history of the world of Overside....

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Title:Rice Boy
Author:Evan Dahm
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Rice Boy
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9781607021339
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Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:548 pages pages

Rice Boy Reviews

  • Matt
    Jun 17, 2018

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

    Rice Boy is one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The setting is rich and gorgeous and the characters are practically old friends. ...

    Exquisitely beautiful. I read it all online but still am about to buy the book; it is so good I want to have a paper copy to flip through and enjoy. ...

    I haven't gotten into webcomics at all. I never found one webcomic that was a true narrative that sounded like anything that I would enjoy. Well, this is where I found the works of Evan Dahm. Hearing about "Rice Boy" and the other tales of Overside interested me as comparisons were mad...

    Rice Boy has a fairly standard Tolkienesque story, but the art and creativity behind the diverse cast of the world makes it something special. Cartoonist Evan Dahm has clearly put a ton of time and thought into his world called Overside. It is full of the most spectacular looking c...

    I read this at my fiancee's suggestion. She loved it and thought I might like it. I started out feeling that Rice Boy was just a passive participant and everyone else did stuff. At some point I no longer focused on that and simply enjoyed the adventure. Rice Boy is cute and very timid ...

    Rice Boy has that indie/hipster feel without the pretentiousness and all the imaginative fantasy you want. The one qualm I do have is almost every character calls a member of their species brother (I guess it's akin to sista/brotha), so it's confusing to know which characters are r...

    I first read Rice Boy as it was published as a daily webcomic between 2006 and 2008. It was an extremely formative and influential piece of those years of my life, and it was a joy to return to all this time later. While Dahm has improved vastly as a writer and illustrator in the years...

    Rice Boy is hands down one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. Seriously, the fantasy in this book, the imagination, it's nothing short of incredible. Mr. Dahm is in full force in his introductory work and it's clear why he made such a name for himself. ...

    I found myself really enjoying this weird surrealist dream of a graphic novel. Rice Boy doesn't tell any story that hasn't already been told - there's the usual hero's journey - but the visuals here are so gorgeous and creamy and drenched in colors that they feel plucked out of a dream...

    Fans of Adventure Time would enjoy this strange, trippy, sweet comic about a planet filled with machine men, sentient frogs, monsters of all shapes and sizes, and tiny Rice Boy. I enjoyed the colors and character design--very creative and unexpected. ...

    Bizarre and lovely, I read the entire book in a single sitting as soon as it arrived. There is a lot to be said for the human nature of the people in this book- human they may not be, but they embody all the flaws and features we vilify and praise in ourselves. ...

    Rice Boy is nice boy. This comic was trippy and great. ...

    ok what did I just read ? anyway it was AMAZING. I feel like i took ecstasy then slept and dreamt for a month. Now I am just in love with Evan Dahm. (but, seriously, so so weird) ...

    Heart wrenchingly sweet and sad. ...

    A graphic novel based on the one comic I could never really get into. I think it's easier to digest in this form. Odd, but recommended. ...

  • Derek Royal
    Sep 05, 2016

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

  • Rebecca Schwarz
    Apr 26, 2018

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

    Rice Boy is one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The setting is rich and gorgeous and the characters are practically old friends. ...

    Exquisitely beautiful. I read it all online but still am about to buy the book; it is so good I want to have a paper copy to flip through and enjoy. ...

    I haven't gotten into webcomics at all. I never found one webcomic that was a true narrative that sounded like anything that I would enjoy. Well, this is where I found the works of Evan Dahm. Hearing about "Rice Boy" and the other tales of Overside interested me as comparisons were mad...

    Rice Boy has a fairly standard Tolkienesque story, but the art and creativity behind the diverse cast of the world makes it something special. Cartoonist Evan Dahm has clearly put a ton of time and thought into his world called Overside. It is full of the most spectacular looking c...

    I read this at my fiancee's suggestion. She loved it and thought I might like it. I started out feeling that Rice Boy was just a passive participant and everyone else did stuff. At some point I no longer focused on that and simply enjoyed the adventure. Rice Boy is cute and very timid ...

    Rice Boy has that indie/hipster feel without the pretentiousness and all the imaginative fantasy you want. The one qualm I do have is almost every character calls a member of their species brother (I guess it's akin to sista/brotha), so it's confusing to know which characters are r...

    I first read Rice Boy as it was published as a daily webcomic between 2006 and 2008. It was an extremely formative and influential piece of those years of my life, and it was a joy to return to all this time later. While Dahm has improved vastly as a writer and illustrator in the years...

    Rice Boy is hands down one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. Seriously, the fantasy in this book, the imagination, it's nothing short of incredible. Mr. Dahm is in full force in his introductory work and it's clear why he made such a name for himself. ...

    I found myself really enjoying this weird surrealist dream of a graphic novel. Rice Boy doesn't tell any story that hasn't already been told - there's the usual hero's journey - but the visuals here are so gorgeous and creamy and drenched in colors that they feel plucked out of a dream...

    Fans of Adventure Time would enjoy this strange, trippy, sweet comic about a planet filled with machine men, sentient frogs, monsters of all shapes and sizes, and tiny Rice Boy. I enjoyed the colors and character design--very creative and unexpected. ...

    Bizarre and lovely, I read the entire book in a single sitting as soon as it arrived. There is a lot to be said for the human nature of the people in this book- human they may not be, but they embody all the flaws and features we vilify and praise in ourselves. ...

    Rice Boy is nice boy. This comic was trippy and great. ...

    ok what did I just read ? anyway it was AMAZING. I feel like i took ecstasy then slept and dreamt for a month. Now I am just in love with Evan Dahm. (but, seriously, so so weird) ...

    Heart wrenchingly sweet and sad. ...

    A graphic novel based on the one comic I could never really get into. I think it's easier to digest in this form. Odd, but recommended. ...

    Only now discovering this fascinating quest tale. Truly visual storytelling with a world both evocative and alien. ...

  • Jamila
    Dec 28, 2012

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

  • Wayne McCoy
    Apr 15, 2018

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

  • Grace Kao
    Apr 30, 2018

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

    Rice Boy is one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The setting is rich and gorgeous and the characters are practically old friends. ...

    Exquisitely beautiful. I read it all online but still am about to buy the book; it is so good I want to have a paper copy to flip through and enjoy. ...

    I haven't gotten into webcomics at all. I never found one webcomic that was a true narrative that sounded like anything that I would enjoy. Well, this is where I found the works of Evan Dahm. Hearing about "Rice Boy" and the other tales of Overside interested me as comparisons were mad...

    Rice Boy has a fairly standard Tolkienesque story, but the art and creativity behind the diverse cast of the world makes it something special. Cartoonist Evan Dahm has clearly put a ton of time and thought into his world called Overside. It is full of the most spectacular looking c...

    I read this at my fiancee's suggestion. She loved it and thought I might like it. I started out feeling that Rice Boy was just a passive participant and everyone else did stuff. At some point I no longer focused on that and simply enjoyed the adventure. Rice Boy is cute and very timid ...

    Rice Boy has that indie/hipster feel without the pretentiousness and all the imaginative fantasy you want. The one qualm I do have is almost every character calls a member of their species brother (I guess it's akin to sista/brotha), so it's confusing to know which characters are r...

    I first read Rice Boy as it was published as a daily webcomic between 2006 and 2008. It was an extremely formative and influential piece of those years of my life, and it was a joy to return to all this time later. While Dahm has improved vastly as a writer and illustrator in the years...

    Rice Boy is hands down one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. Seriously, the fantasy in this book, the imagination, it's nothing short of incredible. Mr. Dahm is in full force in his introductory work and it's clear why he made such a name for himself. ...

    I found myself really enjoying this weird surrealist dream of a graphic novel. Rice Boy doesn't tell any story that hasn't already been told - there's the usual hero's journey - but the visuals here are so gorgeous and creamy and drenched in colors that they feel plucked out of a dream...

  • Sara Gray
    Jul 15, 2017

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

    Rice Boy is one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The setting is rich and gorgeous and the characters are practically old friends. ...

    Exquisitely beautiful. I read it all online but still am about to buy the book; it is so good I want to have a paper copy to flip through and enjoy. ...

    I haven't gotten into webcomics at all. I never found one webcomic that was a true narrative that sounded like anything that I would enjoy. Well, this is where I found the works of Evan Dahm. Hearing about "Rice Boy" and the other tales of Overside interested me as comparisons were mad...

    Rice Boy has a fairly standard Tolkienesque story, but the art and creativity behind the diverse cast of the world makes it something special. Cartoonist Evan Dahm has clearly put a ton of time and thought into his world called Overside. It is full of the most spectacular looking c...

    I read this at my fiancee's suggestion. She loved it and thought I might like it. I started out feeling that Rice Boy was just a passive participant and everyone else did stuff. At some point I no longer focused on that and simply enjoyed the adventure. Rice Boy is cute and very timid ...

    Rice Boy has that indie/hipster feel without the pretentiousness and all the imaginative fantasy you want. The one qualm I do have is almost every character calls a member of their species brother (I guess it's akin to sista/brotha), so it's confusing to know which characters are r...

    I first read Rice Boy as it was published as a daily webcomic between 2006 and 2008. It was an extremely formative and influential piece of those years of my life, and it was a joy to return to all this time later. While Dahm has improved vastly as a writer and illustrator in the years...

    Rice Boy is hands down one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. Seriously, the fantasy in this book, the imagination, it's nothing short of incredible. Mr. Dahm is in full force in his introductory work and it's clear why he made such a name for himself. ...

    I found myself really enjoying this weird surrealist dream of a graphic novel. Rice Boy doesn't tell any story that hasn't already been told - there's the usual hero's journey - but the visuals here are so gorgeous and creamy and drenched in colors that they feel plucked out of a dream...

    Fans of Adventure Time would enjoy this strange, trippy, sweet comic about a planet filled with machine men, sentient frogs, monsters of all shapes and sizes, and tiny Rice Boy. I enjoyed the colors and character design--very creative and unexpected. ...

  • Nostalgia Reader
    Aug 15, 2014

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

  • Allen Adams
    Mar 07, 2018

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

  • Jill
    Nov 28, 2015

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

    Rice Boy is one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The setting is rich and gorgeous and the characters are practically old friends. ...

  • Sean
    Nov 28, 2015

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

    Rice Boy is one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The setting is rich and gorgeous and the characters are practically old friends. ...

    Exquisitely beautiful. I read it all online but still am about to buy the book; it is so good I want to have a paper copy to flip through and enjoy. ...

  • Mike
    Nov 01, 2012

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

  • David
    Dec 25, 2016

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

    Rice Boy is one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The setting is rich and gorgeous and the characters are practically old friends. ...

    Exquisitely beautiful. I read it all online but still am about to buy the book; it is so good I want to have a paper copy to flip through and enjoy. ...

    I haven't gotten into webcomics at all. I never found one webcomic that was a true narrative that sounded like anything that I would enjoy. Well, this is where I found the works of Evan Dahm. Hearing about "Rice Boy" and the other tales of Overside interested me as comparisons were mad...

    Rice Boy has a fairly standard Tolkienesque story, but the art and creativity behind the diverse cast of the world makes it something special. Cartoonist Evan Dahm has clearly put a ton of time and thought into his world called Overside. It is full of the most spectacular looking c...

    I read this at my fiancee's suggestion. She loved it and thought I might like it. I started out feeling that Rice Boy was just a passive participant and everyone else did stuff. At some point I no longer focused on that and simply enjoyed the adventure. Rice Boy is cute and very timid ...

  • Dragoonfliy
    Apr 01, 2012

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

    Rice Boy is one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The setting is rich and gorgeous and the characters are practically old friends. ...

    Exquisitely beautiful. I read it all online but still am about to buy the book; it is so good I want to have a paper copy to flip through and enjoy. ...

    I haven't gotten into webcomics at all. I never found one webcomic that was a true narrative that sounded like anything that I would enjoy. Well, this is where I found the works of Evan Dahm. Hearing about "Rice Boy" and the other tales of Overside interested me as comparisons were mad...

    Rice Boy has a fairly standard Tolkienesque story, but the art and creativity behind the diverse cast of the world makes it something special. Cartoonist Evan Dahm has clearly put a ton of time and thought into his world called Overside. It is full of the most spectacular looking c...

    I read this at my fiancee's suggestion. She loved it and thought I might like it. I started out feeling that Rice Boy was just a passive participant and everyone else did stuff. At some point I no longer focused on that and simply enjoyed the adventure. Rice Boy is cute and very timid ...

    Rice Boy has that indie/hipster feel without the pretentiousness and all the imaginative fantasy you want. The one qualm I do have is almost every character calls a member of their species brother (I guess it's akin to sista/brotha), so it's confusing to know which characters are r...

    I first read Rice Boy as it was published as a daily webcomic between 2006 and 2008. It was an extremely formative and influential piece of those years of my life, and it was a joy to return to all this time later. While Dahm has improved vastly as a writer and illustrator in the years...

    Rice Boy is hands down one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. Seriously, the fantasy in this book, the imagination, it's nothing short of incredible. Mr. Dahm is in full force in his introductory work and it's clear why he made such a name for himself. ...

    I found myself really enjoying this weird surrealist dream of a graphic novel. Rice Boy doesn't tell any story that hasn't already been told - there's the usual hero's journey - but the visuals here are so gorgeous and creamy and drenched in colors that they feel plucked out of a dream...

    Fans of Adventure Time would enjoy this strange, trippy, sweet comic about a planet filled with machine men, sentient frogs, monsters of all shapes and sizes, and tiny Rice Boy. I enjoyed the colors and character design--very creative and unexpected. ...

    Bizarre and lovely, I read the entire book in a single sitting as soon as it arrived. There is a lot to be said for the human nature of the people in this book- human they may not be, but they embody all the flaws and features we vilify and praise in ourselves. ...

    Rice Boy is nice boy. This comic was trippy and great. ...

    ok what did I just read ? anyway it was AMAZING. I feel like i took ecstasy then slept and dreamt for a month. Now I am just in love with Evan Dahm. (but, seriously, so so weird) ...

    Heart wrenchingly sweet and sad. ...

    A graphic novel based on the one comic I could never really get into. I think it's easier to digest in this form. Odd, but recommended. ...

    Only now discovering this fascinating quest tale. Truly visual storytelling with a world both evocative and alien. ...

    Cute, weird, meandering type story. Loved the art. The ending was a bit :| but I enjoyed the journey. ...

    Where Rice Boy goes, I follow. ...

    I read this on the recommendation of a very good friend, with very good taste, and boy was I not disappointed. Rice Boy compiles all five books of Evan Dahm's web comic, a surreal, fantastical adventure in a world called Overside. And I loved it. The drawings are deceptively simple,...

    http://rice-boy.com/ Rice Boy, and the other stories that Evan Dahm has created, is probably one of my favorite webcomic series ever. Even though the whole comic is available for free online I still own a printed copy. Visually, this book is AMAZING. Everything is fantastically s...

  • Miranda
    Jun 25, 2018

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

    Rice Boy is one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The setting is rich and gorgeous and the characters are practically old friends. ...

    Exquisitely beautiful. I read it all online but still am about to buy the book; it is so good I want to have a paper copy to flip through and enjoy. ...

    I haven't gotten into webcomics at all. I never found one webcomic that was a true narrative that sounded like anything that I would enjoy. Well, this is where I found the works of Evan Dahm. Hearing about "Rice Boy" and the other tales of Overside interested me as comparisons were mad...

    Rice Boy has a fairly standard Tolkienesque story, but the art and creativity behind the diverse cast of the world makes it something special. Cartoonist Evan Dahm has clearly put a ton of time and thought into his world called Overside. It is full of the most spectacular looking c...

    I read this at my fiancee's suggestion. She loved it and thought I might like it. I started out feeling that Rice Boy was just a passive participant and everyone else did stuff. At some point I no longer focused on that and simply enjoyed the adventure. Rice Boy is cute and very timid ...

    Rice Boy has that indie/hipster feel without the pretentiousness and all the imaginative fantasy you want. The one qualm I do have is almost every character calls a member of their species brother (I guess it's akin to sista/brotha), so it's confusing to know which characters are r...

    I first read Rice Boy as it was published as a daily webcomic between 2006 and 2008. It was an extremely formative and influential piece of those years of my life, and it was a joy to return to all this time later. While Dahm has improved vastly as a writer and illustrator in the years...

    Rice Boy is hands down one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. Seriously, the fantasy in this book, the imagination, it's nothing short of incredible. Mr. Dahm is in full force in his introductory work and it's clear why he made such a name for himself. ...

    I found myself really enjoying this weird surrealist dream of a graphic novel. Rice Boy doesn't tell any story that hasn't already been told - there's the usual hero's journey - but the visuals here are so gorgeous and creamy and drenched in colors that they feel plucked out of a dream...

    Fans of Adventure Time would enjoy this strange, trippy, sweet comic about a planet filled with machine men, sentient frogs, monsters of all shapes and sizes, and tiny Rice Boy. I enjoyed the colors and character design--very creative and unexpected. ...

    Bizarre and lovely, I read the entire book in a single sitting as soon as it arrived. There is a lot to be said for the human nature of the people in this book- human they may not be, but they embody all the flaws and features we vilify and praise in ourselves. ...

  • marvellings
    Dec 23, 2014

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

    Rice Boy is one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The setting is rich and gorgeous and the characters are practically old friends. ...

    Exquisitely beautiful. I read it all online but still am about to buy the book; it is so good I want to have a paper copy to flip through and enjoy. ...

    I haven't gotten into webcomics at all. I never found one webcomic that was a true narrative that sounded like anything that I would enjoy. Well, this is where I found the works of Evan Dahm. Hearing about "Rice Boy" and the other tales of Overside interested me as comparisons were mad...

    Rice Boy has a fairly standard Tolkienesque story, but the art and creativity behind the diverse cast of the world makes it something special. Cartoonist Evan Dahm has clearly put a ton of time and thought into his world called Overside. It is full of the most spectacular looking c...

    I read this at my fiancee's suggestion. She loved it and thought I might like it. I started out feeling that Rice Boy was just a passive participant and everyone else did stuff. At some point I no longer focused on that and simply enjoyed the adventure. Rice Boy is cute and very timid ...

    Rice Boy has that indie/hipster feel without the pretentiousness and all the imaginative fantasy you want. The one qualm I do have is almost every character calls a member of their species brother (I guess it's akin to sista/brotha), so it's confusing to know which characters are r...

    I first read Rice Boy as it was published as a daily webcomic between 2006 and 2008. It was an extremely formative and influential piece of those years of my life, and it was a joy to return to all this time later. While Dahm has improved vastly as a writer and illustrator in the years...

    Rice Boy is hands down one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. Seriously, the fantasy in this book, the imagination, it's nothing short of incredible. Mr. Dahm is in full force in his introductory work and it's clear why he made such a name for himself. ...

    I found myself really enjoying this weird surrealist dream of a graphic novel. Rice Boy doesn't tell any story that hasn't already been told - there's the usual hero's journey - but the visuals here are so gorgeous and creamy and drenched in colors that they feel plucked out of a dream...

    Fans of Adventure Time would enjoy this strange, trippy, sweet comic about a planet filled with machine men, sentient frogs, monsters of all shapes and sizes, and tiny Rice Boy. I enjoyed the colors and character design--very creative and unexpected. ...

    Bizarre and lovely, I read the entire book in a single sitting as soon as it arrived. There is a lot to be said for the human nature of the people in this book- human they may not be, but they embody all the flaws and features we vilify and praise in ourselves. ...

    Rice Boy is nice boy. This comic was trippy and great. ...

    ok what did I just read ? anyway it was AMAZING. I feel like i took ecstasy then slept and dreamt for a month. Now I am just in love with Evan Dahm. (but, seriously, so so weird) ...

    Heart wrenchingly sweet and sad. ...

    A graphic novel based on the one comic I could never really get into. I think it's easier to digest in this form. Odd, but recommended. ...

    Only now discovering this fascinating quest tale. Truly visual storytelling with a world both evocative and alien. ...

    Cute, weird, meandering type story. Loved the art. The ending was a bit :| but I enjoyed the journey. ...

    Where Rice Boy goes, I follow. ...

    I read this on the recommendation of a very good friend, with very good taste, and boy was I not disappointed. Rice Boy compiles all five books of Evan Dahm's web comic, a surreal, fantastical adventure in a world called Overside. And I loved it. The drawings are deceptively simple,...

  • Lydia
    Feb 01, 2016

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

  • Samantha
    Sep 19, 2016

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

  • Sara
    Mar 25, 2017

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

    Rice Boy is one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The setting is rich and gorgeous and the characters are practically old friends. ...

    Exquisitely beautiful. I read it all online but still am about to buy the book; it is so good I want to have a paper copy to flip through and enjoy. ...

    I haven't gotten into webcomics at all. I never found one webcomic that was a true narrative that sounded like anything that I would enjoy. Well, this is where I found the works of Evan Dahm. Hearing about "Rice Boy" and the other tales of Overside interested me as comparisons were mad...

    Rice Boy has a fairly standard Tolkienesque story, but the art and creativity behind the diverse cast of the world makes it something special. Cartoonist Evan Dahm has clearly put a ton of time and thought into his world called Overside. It is full of the most spectacular looking c...

    I read this at my fiancee's suggestion. She loved it and thought I might like it. I started out feeling that Rice Boy was just a passive participant and everyone else did stuff. At some point I no longer focused on that and simply enjoyed the adventure. Rice Boy is cute and very timid ...

    Rice Boy has that indie/hipster feel without the pretentiousness and all the imaginative fantasy you want. The one qualm I do have is almost every character calls a member of their species brother (I guess it's akin to sista/brotha), so it's confusing to know which characters are r...

    I first read Rice Boy as it was published as a daily webcomic between 2006 and 2008. It was an extremely formative and influential piece of those years of my life, and it was a joy to return to all this time later. While Dahm has improved vastly as a writer and illustrator in the years...

    Rice Boy is hands down one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. Seriously, the fantasy in this book, the imagination, it's nothing short of incredible. Mr. Dahm is in full force in his introductory work and it's clear why he made such a name for himself. ...

    I found myself really enjoying this weird surrealist dream of a graphic novel. Rice Boy doesn't tell any story that hasn't already been told - there's the usual hero's journey - but the visuals here are so gorgeous and creamy and drenched in colors that they feel plucked out of a dream...

    Fans of Adventure Time would enjoy this strange, trippy, sweet comic about a planet filled with machine men, sentient frogs, monsters of all shapes and sizes, and tiny Rice Boy. I enjoyed the colors and character design--very creative and unexpected. ...

    Bizarre and lovely, I read the entire book in a single sitting as soon as it arrived. There is a lot to be said for the human nature of the people in this book- human they may not be, but they embody all the flaws and features we vilify and praise in ourselves. ...

    Rice Boy is nice boy. This comic was trippy and great. ...

    ok what did I just read ? anyway it was AMAZING. I feel like i took ecstasy then slept and dreamt for a month. Now I am just in love with Evan Dahm. (but, seriously, so so weird) ...

    Heart wrenchingly sweet and sad. ...

  • Diane Hernandez
    Apr 03, 2018

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

  • Izzy
    Dec 05, 2018

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

    Rice Boy is one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The setting is rich and gorgeous and the characters are practically old friends. ...

    Exquisitely beautiful. I read it all online but still am about to buy the book; it is so good I want to have a paper copy to flip through and enjoy. ...

    I haven't gotten into webcomics at all. I never found one webcomic that was a true narrative that sounded like anything that I would enjoy. Well, this is where I found the works of Evan Dahm. Hearing about "Rice Boy" and the other tales of Overside interested me as comparisons were mad...

    Rice Boy has a fairly standard Tolkienesque story, but the art and creativity behind the diverse cast of the world makes it something special. Cartoonist Evan Dahm has clearly put a ton of time and thought into his world called Overside. It is full of the most spectacular looking c...

    I read this at my fiancee's suggestion. She loved it and thought I might like it. I started out feeling that Rice Boy was just a passive participant and everyone else did stuff. At some point I no longer focused on that and simply enjoyed the adventure. Rice Boy is cute and very timid ...

    Rice Boy has that indie/hipster feel without the pretentiousness and all the imaginative fantasy you want. The one qualm I do have is almost every character calls a member of their species brother (I guess it's akin to sista/brotha), so it's confusing to know which characters are r...

    I first read Rice Boy as it was published as a daily webcomic between 2006 and 2008. It was an extremely formative and influential piece of those years of my life, and it was a joy to return to all this time later. While Dahm has improved vastly as a writer and illustrator in the years...

    Rice Boy is hands down one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. Seriously, the fantasy in this book, the imagination, it's nothing short of incredible. Mr. Dahm is in full force in his introductory work and it's clear why he made such a name for himself. ...

    I found myself really enjoying this weird surrealist dream of a graphic novel. Rice Boy doesn't tell any story that hasn't already been told - there's the usual hero's journey - but the visuals here are so gorgeous and creamy and drenched in colors that they feel plucked out of a dream...

    Fans of Adventure Time would enjoy this strange, trippy, sweet comic about a planet filled with machine men, sentient frogs, monsters of all shapes and sizes, and tiny Rice Boy. I enjoyed the colors and character design--very creative and unexpected. ...

    Bizarre and lovely, I read the entire book in a single sitting as soon as it arrived. There is a lot to be said for the human nature of the people in this book- human they may not be, but they embody all the flaws and features we vilify and praise in ourselves. ...

    Rice Boy is nice boy. This comic was trippy and great. ...

    ok what did I just read ? anyway it was AMAZING. I feel like i took ecstasy then slept and dreamt for a month. Now I am just in love with Evan Dahm. (but, seriously, so so weird) ...

    Heart wrenchingly sweet and sad. ...

    A graphic novel based on the one comic I could never really get into. I think it's easier to digest in this form. Odd, but recommended. ...

    Only now discovering this fascinating quest tale. Truly visual storytelling with a world both evocative and alien. ...

    Cute, weird, meandering type story. Loved the art. The ending was a bit :| but I enjoyed the journey. ...

    Where Rice Boy goes, I follow. ...

  • Héloise
    Jun 14, 2018

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

    Rice Boy is one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The setting is rich and gorgeous and the characters are practically old friends. ...

    Exquisitely beautiful. I read it all online but still am about to buy the book; it is so good I want to have a paper copy to flip through and enjoy. ...

    I haven't gotten into webcomics at all. I never found one webcomic that was a true narrative that sounded like anything that I would enjoy. Well, this is where I found the works of Evan Dahm. Hearing about "Rice Boy" and the other tales of Overside interested me as comparisons were mad...

    Rice Boy has a fairly standard Tolkienesque story, but the art and creativity behind the diverse cast of the world makes it something special. Cartoonist Evan Dahm has clearly put a ton of time and thought into his world called Overside. It is full of the most spectacular looking c...

    I read this at my fiancee's suggestion. She loved it and thought I might like it. I started out feeling that Rice Boy was just a passive participant and everyone else did stuff. At some point I no longer focused on that and simply enjoyed the adventure. Rice Boy is cute and very timid ...

    Rice Boy has that indie/hipster feel without the pretentiousness and all the imaginative fantasy you want. The one qualm I do have is almost every character calls a member of their species brother (I guess it's akin to sista/brotha), so it's confusing to know which characters are r...

    I first read Rice Boy as it was published as a daily webcomic between 2006 and 2008. It was an extremely formative and influential piece of those years of my life, and it was a joy to return to all this time later. While Dahm has improved vastly as a writer and illustrator in the years...

    Rice Boy is hands down one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. Seriously, the fantasy in this book, the imagination, it's nothing short of incredible. Mr. Dahm is in full force in his introductory work and it's clear why he made such a name for himself. ...

    I found myself really enjoying this weird surrealist dream of a graphic novel. Rice Boy doesn't tell any story that hasn't already been told - there's the usual hero's journey - but the visuals here are so gorgeous and creamy and drenched in colors that they feel plucked out of a dream...

    Fans of Adventure Time would enjoy this strange, trippy, sweet comic about a planet filled with machine men, sentient frogs, monsters of all shapes and sizes, and tiny Rice Boy. I enjoyed the colors and character design--very creative and unexpected. ...

    Bizarre and lovely, I read the entire book in a single sitting as soon as it arrived. There is a lot to be said for the human nature of the people in this book- human they may not be, but they embody all the flaws and features we vilify and praise in ourselves. ...

    Rice Boy is nice boy. This comic was trippy and great. ...

    ok what did I just read ? anyway it was AMAZING. I feel like i took ecstasy then slept and dreamt for a month. Now I am just in love with Evan Dahm. (but, seriously, so so weird) ...

  • Blaine McGaffigan
    Feb 02, 2018

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

    Rice Boy is one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The setting is rich and gorgeous and the characters are practically old friends. ...

    Exquisitely beautiful. I read it all online but still am about to buy the book; it is so good I want to have a paper copy to flip through and enjoy. ...

    I haven't gotten into webcomics at all. I never found one webcomic that was a true narrative that sounded like anything that I would enjoy. Well, this is where I found the works of Evan Dahm. Hearing about "Rice Boy" and the other tales of Overside interested me as comparisons were mad...

    Rice Boy has a fairly standard Tolkienesque story, but the art and creativity behind the diverse cast of the world makes it something special. Cartoonist Evan Dahm has clearly put a ton of time and thought into his world called Overside. It is full of the most spectacular looking c...

  • Graham Wilhauk
    Jul 05, 2018

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

    Rice Boy is one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The setting is rich and gorgeous and the characters are practically old friends. ...

    Exquisitely beautiful. I read it all online but still am about to buy the book; it is so good I want to have a paper copy to flip through and enjoy. ...

    I haven't gotten into webcomics at all. I never found one webcomic that was a true narrative that sounded like anything that I would enjoy. Well, this is where I found the works of Evan Dahm. Hearing about "Rice Boy" and the other tales of Overside interested me as comparisons were mad...

  • Daniela
    Mar 11, 2017

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

  • Ben Hewer
    Jan 25, 2018

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

    Rice Boy is one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The setting is rich and gorgeous and the characters are practically old friends. ...

    Exquisitely beautiful. I read it all online but still am about to buy the book; it is so good I want to have a paper copy to flip through and enjoy. ...

    I haven't gotten into webcomics at all. I never found one webcomic that was a true narrative that sounded like anything that I would enjoy. Well, this is where I found the works of Evan Dahm. Hearing about "Rice Boy" and the other tales of Overside interested me as comparisons were mad...

    Rice Boy has a fairly standard Tolkienesque story, but the art and creativity behind the diverse cast of the world makes it something special. Cartoonist Evan Dahm has clearly put a ton of time and thought into his world called Overside. It is full of the most spectacular looking c...

    I read this at my fiancee's suggestion. She loved it and thought I might like it. I started out feeling that Rice Boy was just a passive participant and everyone else did stuff. At some point I no longer focused on that and simply enjoyed the adventure. Rice Boy is cute and very timid ...

    Rice Boy has that indie/hipster feel without the pretentiousness and all the imaginative fantasy you want. The one qualm I do have is almost every character calls a member of their species brother (I guess it's akin to sista/brotha), so it's confusing to know which characters are r...

    I first read Rice Boy as it was published as a daily webcomic between 2006 and 2008. It was an extremely formative and influential piece of those years of my life, and it was a joy to return to all this time later. While Dahm has improved vastly as a writer and illustrator in the years...

  • Destiny Henderson
    Oct 06, 2018

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

    Rice Boy is one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The setting is rich and gorgeous and the characters are practically old friends. ...

    Exquisitely beautiful. I read it all online but still am about to buy the book; it is so good I want to have a paper copy to flip through and enjoy. ...

    I haven't gotten into webcomics at all. I never found one webcomic that was a true narrative that sounded like anything that I would enjoy. Well, this is where I found the works of Evan Dahm. Hearing about "Rice Boy" and the other tales of Overside interested me as comparisons were mad...

    Rice Boy has a fairly standard Tolkienesque story, but the art and creativity behind the diverse cast of the world makes it something special. Cartoonist Evan Dahm has clearly put a ton of time and thought into his world called Overside. It is full of the most spectacular looking c...

    I read this at my fiancee's suggestion. She loved it and thought I might like it. I started out feeling that Rice Boy was just a passive participant and everyone else did stuff. At some point I no longer focused on that and simply enjoyed the adventure. Rice Boy is cute and very timid ...

    Rice Boy has that indie/hipster feel without the pretentiousness and all the imaginative fantasy you want. The one qualm I do have is almost every character calls a member of their species brother (I guess it's akin to sista/brotha), so it's confusing to know which characters are r...

  • Ethan Hulbert
    Feb 23, 2018

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

    Rice Boy is one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The setting is rich and gorgeous and the characters are practically old friends. ...

    Exquisitely beautiful. I read it all online but still am about to buy the book; it is so good I want to have a paper copy to flip through and enjoy. ...

    I haven't gotten into webcomics at all. I never found one webcomic that was a true narrative that sounded like anything that I would enjoy. Well, this is where I found the works of Evan Dahm. Hearing about "Rice Boy" and the other tales of Overside interested me as comparisons were mad...

    Rice Boy has a fairly standard Tolkienesque story, but the art and creativity behind the diverse cast of the world makes it something special. Cartoonist Evan Dahm has clearly put a ton of time and thought into his world called Overside. It is full of the most spectacular looking c...

    I read this at my fiancee's suggestion. She loved it and thought I might like it. I started out feeling that Rice Boy was just a passive participant and everyone else did stuff. At some point I no longer focused on that and simply enjoyed the adventure. Rice Boy is cute and very timid ...

    Rice Boy has that indie/hipster feel without the pretentiousness and all the imaginative fantasy you want. The one qualm I do have is almost every character calls a member of their species brother (I guess it's akin to sista/brotha), so it's confusing to know which characters are r...

    I first read Rice Boy as it was published as a daily webcomic between 2006 and 2008. It was an extremely formative and influential piece of those years of my life, and it was a joy to return to all this time later. While Dahm has improved vastly as a writer and illustrator in the years...

    Rice Boy is hands down one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. Seriously, the fantasy in this book, the imagination, it's nothing short of incredible. Mr. Dahm is in full force in his introductory work and it's clear why he made such a name for himself. ...

  • Joe Erickson
    Aug 28, 2017

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

    Rice Boy is one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The setting is rich and gorgeous and the characters are practically old friends. ...

    Exquisitely beautiful. I read it all online but still am about to buy the book; it is so good I want to have a paper copy to flip through and enjoy. ...

    I haven't gotten into webcomics at all. I never found one webcomic that was a true narrative that sounded like anything that I would enjoy. Well, this is where I found the works of Evan Dahm. Hearing about "Rice Boy" and the other tales of Overside interested me as comparisons were mad...

    Rice Boy has a fairly standard Tolkienesque story, but the art and creativity behind the diverse cast of the world makes it something special. Cartoonist Evan Dahm has clearly put a ton of time and thought into his world called Overside. It is full of the most spectacular looking c...

    I read this at my fiancee's suggestion. She loved it and thought I might like it. I started out feeling that Rice Boy was just a passive participant and everyone else did stuff. At some point I no longer focused on that and simply enjoyed the adventure. Rice Boy is cute and very timid ...

    Rice Boy has that indie/hipster feel without the pretentiousness and all the imaginative fantasy you want. The one qualm I do have is almost every character calls a member of their species brother (I guess it's akin to sista/brotha), so it's confusing to know which characters are r...

    I first read Rice Boy as it was published as a daily webcomic between 2006 and 2008. It was an extremely formative and influential piece of those years of my life, and it was a joy to return to all this time later. While Dahm has improved vastly as a writer and illustrator in the years...

    Rice Boy is hands down one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. Seriously, the fantasy in this book, the imagination, it's nothing short of incredible. Mr. Dahm is in full force in his introductory work and it's clear why he made such a name for himself. ...

    I found myself really enjoying this weird surrealist dream of a graphic novel. Rice Boy doesn't tell any story that hasn't already been told - there's the usual hero's journey - but the visuals here are so gorgeous and creamy and drenched in colors that they feel plucked out of a dream...

    Fans of Adventure Time would enjoy this strange, trippy, sweet comic about a planet filled with machine men, sentient frogs, monsters of all shapes and sizes, and tiny Rice Boy. I enjoyed the colors and character design--very creative and unexpected. ...

    Bizarre and lovely, I read the entire book in a single sitting as soon as it arrived. There is a lot to be said for the human nature of the people in this book- human they may not be, but they embody all the flaws and features we vilify and praise in ourselves. ...

    Rice Boy is nice boy. This comic was trippy and great. ...

  • Lainy122
    Dec 09, 2018

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... As a book reviewer, a lot of requests come across your desk. There are so many talented people out there doing wonderful work ? too many for one person to explore fully. There?s no doubt that some incredible opportunities have slipped by ...

    Rice Boy is what happens when Star Wars, The Hobbit and Dr. Suess have a baby. It's a wonderful and weird adventure saga. It's strange, and unlike anything I've really read before, and yet, incredibly familiar. Rice Boy is a strange protagonist -- he has no arms, no legs, looks like...

    What a fun book! Even though this was written before Vattu, I came to know Dahm through the latter, a current ongoing webcomic that is outstanding. But I wanted to see what the previous story was like, and Rice Boy is strikingly different from the more recent narrative. It begins in a ...

    'Rice Boy' by Evan Dahm is a 548 epic journey through a strange world. The art and worldbuilding are bizarre and wonderful. A small unassuming creature with no arms or mouth is minding his own business when he is approached and told that he is the chose one. The creatures that appro...

    Equal parts Alice in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings with a pinch of politics and religion plus maybe some leftover LSD from the 60s. Rice Boy is a true quest tale with the survival of the world at its core. The One Electronic, T-O-E for short, is looking for the true messiah....

    absolutely adored this book ...

    4.5 stars. 2018 Reread Addendum Notes: Rice Boy and Gerund's friendship is so sweet. And both of them are just very naively cute, yet are pragmatic in their lines and show very honest emotions. The artwork is still as amazingly surreal and colorful as I remember it. SIR HUFF. T-O-E...

    This collection contains the entire five "book" run of the Rice Boy webcomic. Rice Boy is a surreal, gradually unfolding adventure about a strange world, its remarkable denizens, and a mysterious prophecy. That basic description may sound cliche, but Rice Boy fully transcends its f...

    A visually stimulating and thought-provoking adventure, Rice Boy tells of the search for a mysterious fulfiller of an ancient prophecy in which very few believe. While the story is sometimes difficult to follow, what is most intriguing is the way the characters counter and complete one...

    I LOVED Rice Boy, and tore through it in probably three days or so, even though it's pretty thick. It's everything I want in a fantasy webcomic. It's whimsical. It's a hero adventure story. It's visually stunning. It hints at lots of other stuff going on in the world you can't see. It'...

    Rice Boy is one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The setting is rich and gorgeous and the characters are practically old friends. ...

    Exquisitely beautiful. I read it all online but still am about to buy the book; it is so good I want to have a paper copy to flip through and enjoy. ...

    I haven't gotten into webcomics at all. I never found one webcomic that was a true narrative that sounded like anything that I would enjoy. Well, this is where I found the works of Evan Dahm. Hearing about "Rice Boy" and the other tales of Overside interested me as comparisons were mad...

    Rice Boy has a fairly standard Tolkienesque story, but the art and creativity behind the diverse cast of the world makes it something special. Cartoonist Evan Dahm has clearly put a ton of time and thought into his world called Overside. It is full of the most spectacular looking c...

    I read this at my fiancee's suggestion. She loved it and thought I might like it. I started out feeling that Rice Boy was just a passive participant and everyone else did stuff. At some point I no longer focused on that and simply enjoyed the adventure. Rice Boy is cute and very timid ...

    Rice Boy has that indie/hipster feel without the pretentiousness and all the imaginative fantasy you want. The one qualm I do have is almost every character calls a member of their species brother (I guess it's akin to sista/brotha), so it's confusing to know which characters are r...

    I first read Rice Boy as it was published as a daily webcomic between 2006 and 2008. It was an extremely formative and influential piece of those years of my life, and it was a joy to return to all this time later. While Dahm has improved vastly as a writer and illustrator in the years...

    Rice Boy is hands down one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. Seriously, the fantasy in this book, the imagination, it's nothing short of incredible. Mr. Dahm is in full force in his introductory work and it's clear why he made such a name for himself. ...

    I found myself really enjoying this weird surrealist dream of a graphic novel. Rice Boy doesn't tell any story that hasn't already been told - there's the usual hero's journey - but the visuals here are so gorgeous and creamy and drenched in colors that they feel plucked out of a dream...

    Fans of Adventure Time would enjoy this strange, trippy, sweet comic about a planet filled with machine men, sentient frogs, monsters of all shapes and sizes, and tiny Rice Boy. I enjoyed the colors and character design--very creative and unexpected. ...

    Bizarre and lovely, I read the entire book in a single sitting as soon as it arrived. There is a lot to be said for the human nature of the people in this book- human they may not be, but they embody all the flaws and features we vilify and praise in ourselves. ...

    Rice Boy is nice boy. This comic was trippy and great. ...

    ok what did I just read ? anyway it was AMAZING. I feel like i took ecstasy then slept and dreamt for a month. Now I am just in love with Evan Dahm. (but, seriously, so so weird) ...

    Heart wrenchingly sweet and sad. ...

    A graphic novel based on the one comic I could never really get into. I think it's easier to digest in this form. Odd, but recommended. ...

    Only now discovering this fascinating quest tale. Truly visual storytelling with a world both evocative and alien. ...

    Cute, weird, meandering type story. Loved the art. The ending was a bit :| but I enjoyed the journey. ...