At ECW, we know a sleeper when we see one. And we know a good-night story when it comes our way. Which is why we jumped on the opportunity to publish this extraordinary new collection of stories that will get you sleeping with a smile. Each story, hand-lettered and drawn by the author, is a blend of narrative and cartoon.
In “Walking Man-Spanking Hand” the two figures up there in the walk-don’t walk signal box get a whole new life when their box turns into a home for its inhabitants. “Bird Dog” is a variation on the pilgrim’s tale of strangers thrown together in the course of their travels — In this case, the strangers are all dogs. In “Mr. Snuggle,” our hero endures the trials and tribulations experienced by a young person on the path to maturity. Sound familiar? Well, the hook is that Mr. Snuggle is a reject from a toy factory, a plush toy in the form of a businessman with a cigar.
Siemens’ humour throughout Nite Lites is gentle, quirky, and amazingly fresh. One look at these adult bedtime stories and you'll be hooked on their originality and ingenuity. Sweet dreams.
John Siemens works in Halifax.
Published: December 1995
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 in.