Graphic Novel Review: Three Feathers by Richard Van Camp

Three Feathers (The Debwe Series)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 of the visual tradition of the indigenous culture it was trying to portray. But, no… just a poor reimagination of Japanese-style art. I thought maybe this was done to make the story more accessible. But, if that were the case, it would have been an accessible story. Instead the story was plotless, stilted, and preachy. It may have been more effective if I belonged to a different cultural group — But, judging as an outsider (and comic book reader) — I didn’t get it.

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