Rob Clough, a writer for the Comics Journal, keeps an intense blog of reviews for art and comics. This month he’s reviewing comics made by creators who have gone to The Center for Cartoon Studies, me being one of those illustrious alumni (who are also considered wizards.)
He wrote a really great review of my comic, August Chase, Volume 1. In it, he gives a better description of the book than anything I’ve managed:
The first chapter gives the reader a lot of backstory without actually dumping much text on them. We know the hunter with the bow is August, we learn that he’s a renegade and hunted by his cruel father, and we know he’s not much of a joiner. By the end of the first issue, his fate gets tied to that of a group of forest adventurers, entirely against his will.
And he is insightful (as always) and I’m pleased that he wrote: “It works because the reader is meant to feel and empathize with all of the relationships in the book: betrayed son, vindictive father, tight-knit group of friends and a general fear of the unknown.”
Volume 2 is on its way.
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