About a year ago I mentioned a rare book I found in a used bookstore in Chilliwack, British Columbia. It was a cartoon book called Hockey Is A Funny Game Book 5 by sports cartoonist Merv Magus.
I was able to contact Mr. Magus and let him know how much I enjoyed the cartoons. I was happy to learn that he was looking into re-releasing the book complete with new content.
Magus' idea has now come to fruition with the release of Hockey Is A Funny Game Book 5.5
Magus, a Vancouver based sports cartoonist with over 20 years experience, offers some classic cartoons as well as the popular Hockey History Series. Magus looks at 10 great moments in history, telling you the story while adding his own comical twist. Magus completes the book with a series of puzzles and games designed to test your hockey knowledge. The games are ranked from amateur to pro.
Here's a couple of samples of what you can find inside the book:
And a sample of one of the puzzles:
You can see several more samples at the the author's website.
Right now about the only way to get a copy is through the author's website CartoonRoom.com. Be careful though. The site is so full of cartoons of many different natures that you could end up spending a lot of time here!
Bottom line - this is a fun book to flip through. Whether you are a kid or seasoned hockey fan, this would make for an excellent stocking stuffer.