Saturday, September 18, 2010

Copper by Kazu Kibuishi

The cover illustration is what compelled me to pick up this collection of comics. The illustration style is well defined, and quite cute. I was quite disappointed that the content of the strips did not match the illustrations. Many of them did not seem fully realized, or geared towards a very limited audience. The majority that I was able to make sense of dealt with issues that I wouldn't expect young readers to be able to appreciate, such as forbidden love...the recurring theme of a girl in a bubble, which causes the boy character to wake up crying.

A few strips were much simpler, and quite delightful, but the overall feeling I was left with after reading this graphic novel was confusion.

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by Scott