Teen Boat: the angst of being a teen–the thrill of being a boat! by Dave Roman and John Green
Teen Boat is a collection of comics that follows a boy named Teen Boat, who is seemingly your average teen guy, but who has the unique ability to transform into a boat. As you can imagine, this comic collection is filled with hilarious adventures where Teen Boat gets into trouble because of his unique ability. One of the funniest escapades chronicles Teen Boat trying to get his driver’s license. Teen Boat is not comfortable in cars (because, duh, he’s a boat), so he puts off getting his license. However, he wants to impress a girl at school who is really into cars, so he decides to try and get his license. He has to wear floaties when he starts to learn how to drive, though, because he is so scared. Then, when he takes the test, he spills his instructors coffee. The coffee spills into Teen Boat’s ear, which holds his nerve center for turning into the boat. Since liquid has hit his Teen Boat nerve, he turns into a boat inside the car! Teen Boat is now a boat with a car underneath him. He looses control and crashes into a semi carrying a tanker of gas. Is this the end of Teen Boat!? You’ll have to pick up this laugh out loud comic to find out.
Writer, Dave Roman, and cartoonist, John Green, have created a very interesting and easy to read collection of comics that, I have to admit, I have not seen or heard anything like this before. The style of the art of Teen Boat reminds me of Archie comics. It is a traditional comic, thankfully in color, but Green adds to Roman’s sidesplitting, humorous writing by adding his own funny imagery. Check out some of the art style of Teen Boat below. Included at the end of this book is the description of the creation process between Roman and Green. They both worked very closely on Teen Boat, and there was a lot of back and forth between the author and the cartoonist. You can really tell how much they were both in sync when creating this comic. Teen Boat is definitely a great read for those who like out there comics that are filled with humor and ridiculousness. Click here to find Teen Boat in the Library!