Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Adventures of Blanche

Written by: Rick Geary

First line: My favorite memories of childhood are of the summers I spent in my grandmother’s little town.

Why you should read this book: A whimsical work by an award-winning artist, this book follows the unsinkable Blanche from New York, to Hollywood, to Paris. Despite her unassuming nature, classical piano training, and somewhat Victorian sensibilities, Blanch plunges from one crisis to the next, escaping from cultists and giant tentacles, jumping off bridges, dangling from flying contraptions, and (possibly) saving the world. Good clean fun for fans of the fantastic graphic novel medium.

Why you shouldn’t read this book: This is probably just me, but I found that fact that every single character in this book is drawn in such a way that their cheekbones look like cat whiskers sort of confusing.

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