Graphic Novel Review: 750 Years in Paris / By Vincent Mahé

750 Years in Paris by Vincent Mahé My rating: 4 of 5 stars Gorgeous bold contrasting colour palette, that reminds me of vintage Eastern European Children's book illustration. Who doesn't love teals and orange together?! This title follows 1 piece of infrastructure in Paris over the period of 750 years - following a seemingly accurate … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: 750 Years in Paris / By Vincent Mahé

Review: Alice in Wonderland / by Rod Espinosa

Alice in Wonderland by Rod Espinosa My rating: 2 of 5 stars Recommended for younger readers, who might be unfamiliar with the story. As a child, I loved Alice in Wonderland. I recalled enjoying Espinosa's courageous princess years ago and thought I'd try this. It wasn't my favorite. I know the Alice story too well, … Continue reading Review: Alice in Wonderland / by Rod Espinosa

Graphic Novel Review: Sweater Weather & Other Stores / by Sara Varon

Sweaterweather: & Other Short Stories by Sara Varon My rating: 3 of 5 stars I enjoyed several of the VERY short stories. And I think her colour palette is divine. But I don't think it's a particularly good curation of stories. You'll be hard to classify the reader for this work. The pacing generally makes … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: Sweater Weather & Other Stores / by Sara Varon

Graphic Novel Review: Just So Happens / by Fumio Obata

Just So Happens by Fumio Obata My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoyed this comic, but I think you have to be in the right frame of mind to read it. It's quiet, melancholic and introspective... The art is beautiful and delicate, and colour is applied with purpose (which is something I always appreciate). … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: Just So Happens / by Fumio Obata

Graphic Novel Review: Three Feathers by Richard Van Camp

Three Feathers by Richard Van Camp My rating: 1 of 5 stars I was disappointed with both art and story. The story seemed to try to represent modern cultural identity -- and yet the art was a poor reflection of it. This would have been more effective and evocative had it been illustrated using some … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: Three Feathers by Richard Van Camp

Graphic Novel Review: The Gifted by Damian Wassel, Adrian Wassel and Nathan Gooden

The Gifted: Books 1 & 2 by Damian A. Wassel, Adrian F. Wassel and Nathan C. Gooden My rating: 4 of 5 stars Gorgeous ink washes with a restrained use of purposeful color. Human speech is written in IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) which gives a feeling of foreignness to the hunters; perfectly matching a story … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: The Gifted by Damian Wassel, Adrian Wassel and Nathan Gooden

Graphic Novel Review: I Never Liked You by Chester Brown

I Never Liked You by Chester Brown My rating: 1 of 5 stars I never liked this. The only redeeming and relate-able quality it had was one wistful telling of a bossy friend who'd turned conspirator during play. I couldn't sympathize with his pathetic character. Not awkward character... just unapologetically pathetic. And, I couldn't wrap … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: I Never Liked You by Chester Brown

Graphic Novel Review: Steve Jobs: Insanely Great by Jessie Hartland

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great by Jessie Hartland My rating: 2 of 5 stars From an art stand-point the illustration is charming. And the way the text completely fills most pages, is unusual -- more like a children's picture book than a standard graphic novel (which is delightful). That's as far as my admiration goes. The … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: Steve Jobs: Insanely Great by Jessie Hartland