Thursday, April 6, 2017

Graphic Novel Spotlight - The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo

The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo by Drew Weing

Graphic novels about magic, monsters, and hidden realms are certainly nothing new. I like the approach in this one, the notion that monsters are, in fact, all around but seldom have dealings with people. Given the tile, I expected this book to be more horror based. Instead it is rather light-hearted, almost humorous. This is reflected in the art style, which is loose, almost sketchy. Weing does some interesting things with design, building Margo with lines and points, the boy with soft lines and curves. The muted color palette prevents it from becoming overly cartoony.

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