2015/07/09

Book Review:
Explorer: The Mystery Boxes by Kazu Kibuishi

Title: Explorer: The Mystery Boxes
Author: Kazu Kibuishi, Raina Telegemeir, Dave Roman, Jason Caffoe, Rad Sechrist, Stuart Livingston, Johane Matte, Emily Carroll
Published: 2012
Language: English
Pages: 128
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
A collection of seven stories all surrounding one question: what's in the mysterious box?


Review:
I quite liked this book. There are seven stories in here, of which I loved four of them.

The story Under the Floorboards by Emily Carroll might be my favourite. I so enjoy her style, and I will buy anything this woman comes up with. The art style is dark and gloomy and perfect.

I also very much enjoyed The Keeper's Tresure by Jason Caffoe, The Soldier's Daughter by Stuart Livingston and The Escape Option by Kazi Kubishi. These were stories where I very much enjoyed both the art and the plot. Especially the colouring of these are very beautiful.

The reason I didn't find the other three stories appealing, is because I don't like what I perceive to be a childish art style.

I would definitely recommend this if you like graphic novels, and I think this is a good way to be introduced to several authors and artists to find out what you like!


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