Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Graphic Novel Spotlight: Jellaby

Jellaby: the Lost Monster   and   Jellaby: Monster in the City
by Kean Soo

Jellaby has a very simple visual style, especially the people. In some books this can be problematic, but Soo really makes it work in his favor. The simple style with it's purple/pink color palette draws in the eye. Jellaby in particular is amazing. He is the sweetest, most expressive, big-eyed monster you've ever seen. Plot-wise, the second book is more action heavy than the first, but both books have a lot going on emotionally. These are an entertaining read both for the surface reader and the person who is willing to look a little deeper. 

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