All posts tagged mother-daughter relationship

Review: Ljusförgörerskan

LjusförgörerskanLjusförgörerskan by Li Österberg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The second graphic novel with Li Österberg’s contemporary take on the Greek gods, and a much better, more coherent story than that in the first, Nekyia. We here follow the young woman Persefone, a minor goddess who is the daughter (and granddaughter…) of the god Zeus and the goddess Demeter. Persefone is a goddess, but is very much depicted like a woman of flesh and blood, and her thoughts and feeling feels more based in the modern world than in ancient Greece.

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Review: Palimpsest

PalimpsestPalimpsest by Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Palimpsest is an autobiographical graphic novel about a Swede who was adopted from Korea searching for her origins. Sjöblom has previously made shorter comics and illustrated children’s books, but this is her first full-length graphic novel.

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Review: Jamilti and Other Stories

Jamilti and Other StoriesJamilti and Other Stories by Rutu Modan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a great collection of early stories by Rutu Modan. I read most of them in the anthologies that her collective Actus Tragicus put out in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but rereading them in one go puts them all together and shows the development of a great comics artists, on her way to creating the intriguing graphic novel Exit Wounds.

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Review: Exit Wounds

Exit WoundsExit Wounds by Rutu Modan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Re-reading this book in preparation for an artist talk with Modan in a few day, and actually enjoying it more than the first time around. Modan has a way of writing real people doing real things, having real relationships, and you sense that outside of the panels they are actually living real lives. That’s a rare quality in comics, and the closest I can come to something that compares are the graphic novels by Anneli Furmark, which are sadly, so far, not available in English.

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Review: Den sommaren

Den sommarenDen sommaren by Mariko Tamaki
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A beautiful graphic novel, with lavish blue-tinted images. But even if I can lose myself in the pictures for ever, it´s the story that captivates.

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