Rebecca Angel of GeekMom write about picking up ‘Gunnerkrigg Court’ at her local library. ‘Gunnerkrigg Court’ is a webcomic by Tom Siddell about Antimony Carver, a girl who attends school at gloomy Gunnerkrigg Court. The story is about the people she meets, the strange things that happen, and the things she causes to happen as she and her new friend, Kat, unravel the mysteries of the Court.
I brought the book home and went to read it but it had disappeared into my son’s room. The next day I asked if he finished it. “Yes! It was great! Where’s the next one?” But I still couldn’t read it because my daughter had taken it into her room. The following day I asked if she was done. “Yeah, I wasn’t sure about the main character, but I grew to like her a lot. Where’s the next one?” Both my kids compared Antimony Carver to Lio, in that she is not just unafraid of strange creatures, but welcomes them into her life. The comic is about her adventures in a very odd “school” called Gunnerkrigg Court. She has an adorable engineering genius girl, a demon trapped in a wolf toy, an optimistic robot, and a shadow as her closest friends.