Friday, September 7, 2012
Shatterblog!: Life Update and Lost at Sea Review
I'll start this out with a little apology for the general lack of content. School is getting back into swing for most of us. Gabby doesn't have an excuse and you should all yell at her to write more. But anyway, once some of us do more than sleep and school, you will get more regular posts from us, or at least me. However, spending lots of time at school means I spend a lot of time trying to not be there mentally, which means books! Today I'll be reviewing Brain Lee O'Malley's less appreciated but still fantastic book, Lost at Sea.
However, unlike with most comic book and graphic novel writers, O'Malley writes AND draws. The art in this is very typical O'Malley, and some of the characters look like they fell straight out of Scott Pilgrim. That said, it looks really great, as long as you like his art style. Everyone has their own preference, but personally, I think the book looks fantastic. It kind of comes through, in a way, that he does all of it. The text and the drawings just mesh better, more like they were done at the same time than the artist drew what the writer said to in some notes. I really can't complain much about this book, although I wouldn't mind a bit more explanation for certain elements. There aren't glaring plot holes, but a few details could have resolved more pleasingly. However, they don't detract from it much, and they only actually bothered me in my nit-picky second reading. The book is fantastic, and I recommend it to fans of Scott Pilgrim, or O'Malley's art style, or slightly odd stories. It's just a genuinely good read. 9.5/10