Category: Graphic Novels, Standalones
Author: Isabel Greenberg
The One Hundred Nights of Hero is a fascinating, beautifully drawn and gorgeous rendered retelling of the Arabian Nights, with a central lesbian couple. The idea of stories within stories, sisterhood and what it means to be a woman, enthused in myth and magic, makes for a fascinating read to curl up with on a lazy afternoon. Reading this book is like wrapping yourself in tapestry of tales each with a unique setting and strong message. Continue reading
Trust Adrian Tomine to tell a story, emotionally rich, razor sharp in its observation of flawed relationships and brutally honest in its depiction of far-from-perfect social misfits and their messed-up lives. His drawings are simple in structure and style, but I felt it was really effective in conveying the depth of the story. Reading his graphic novels feels like watching an art film or something to that effect.