Tag: graphic novel
If the world came together, and in one breath everyone spoke, this is what you’d hear
“One Line” written and illustrated by Ray Fawkes is a truly unique human experimental comic. This is the type you want to think about and hold in your hand, and try to read differently, going back and forth between the pages, testing out how far the comic medium can be stretched. I hadn’t known what…
Looking for a cool comic about a girl with split personalities?
Elle(s), written by Kid Toussain and illustrated by Aveline Stokart is a beautiful YA comic book with a big mystery at its center. Is Elle, that fun new student, really a psychology case, or is she something more supernatural? We follow the journey of Elle as she arrives to a new school and makes friends,…
What if the world could see what you saw, hear what you heard, smell what you smell and feel what you feel?
This is a high concept if I ever saw one. Omni-Visibilis written by Lewis Trondheim and illustrated by Matthieu Bonhomme is a graphic novel that asks that one question: what would happen if one day everyone saw from the eyes of an ordinary man as soon as they closed their eyelids. I always love the…
Love this story of unlikely friendship, roadkill, transgender identity and magic
Snapdragon by Kat Leyh is a gem of an unusual fantasy comic, both dark and uplifting for the young and the less young. While it is middle grade level, it tackles lots of modern and ultimately very human questions and deserves a good read. Why did I pick up this book? I was immediately attracted…
Teeth pain: a great analogy for teen years
Smile, written and Illustrated by Raina Telgemeier is an autobiographical comic book about the author’s years of suffering through orthodontist reconstruction after knocking out her front teeth at age 12. This isn’t the type of book I would not have picked out – aimed at a more middle grade level and dealing mainly with teen…
Deeply bonded and tearing each other apart a passionate biography of the Bronte sisters
Brontë, by Manuela Santoni in a biographical graphic novel of the Bronte siblings. The elegant lines on the cover immediately drew me in, and I just had to read the title to know this was a comic I had to read. What is the story about? This is a dark comic, gothic and melancholic and…
Adorable Thumbelina like comic for soul nurturing escape
Cute and meditative comic book for young readers who love flowers
Imagine someone stole the brain of Albert Einstein during his autopsy?
Brain Drain by Pierre-Henry Gomont is a very different graphic novel, part morgue humour, speculative, definitely absurd and completely strange. An odd little work from a creative mind. The topic is so off-kilter I wanted to see where it all went. It feels a little like those funny conversations you have with a good friend…
Review of quirky Martian Ghost Centaur by Mat Heagerty
Martian Ghost Centaur is a tongue in cheek slice of life New Adult graphic novel. I had no idea what to expect from the cover, there was something definitely going on in the imagination arena which got me on board, and I liked the cute character design so I gave it a go, stepping into…