This One Summer Review

Story by Mariko Tamaki, Art by Jillian Tamaki Originally published by First Second (2014) Length: 1 Volume I don’t really like “reviewing” pieces like this, because sometimes I worry that I will miss important aspects of it based on my own personal dispositions. It feels almost facetious discussing topics I can only sympathise with, but I’ll try my best to discuss what I myself may … Continue reading This One Summer Review

Onibi: Diary of a Yokai Ghost Hunter Review

Onibi: Diary for a Yokai Ghost Hunter Story and art by Atelier Sento (Cècile Brun and Oliver Pichard) Published in English by Tuttle (2018) Onibi is a graphic novel that aspires to capture the authentic aspects of Japan. Despite following two young companions on their ghost-hunting holiday, the real protagonist of this graphic novel is Japan. If only she had been given more compelling characterisation, … Continue reading Onibi: Diary of a Yokai Ghost Hunter Review

I Kill Giants Review

Story by Joe KellyArt by Ken NiimuraPublisher: Image Comics (2008)Length: 1 Volume (6 Chapters) I find it very rare to switch so frequently between liking and disliking a piece. When art, context and morality are taken into consideration, most things strike me as somewhat positive experiences. Yet, Ken Niimura and Joe Kelly’s surreal, allegorical comic was a mixed bag, one which I evaluated and re-evaluated … Continue reading I Kill Giants Review