Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Graphic Novels: Bayou + 1001 Nights of Snowfall

Bayou, vol 1 by Jeremy Love

Pages: 160
Published: 2009

This was a great graphic novel. It starts with 2 girls playing, one white, one black, in a time when they shouldn't be playing. Soon the white girl disappears in the bayou and the black girls dad gets blamed.

The bayou is a scary place with real monsters in it, but our heroine braves it all. She is a truly brave little girl.

The injustice here kills me, but that's how it was. He creates a good story, and with the magical bayou elements. After having finished it I do want more.




Fables: 1001 Night of Snowfall by Bill Willingham

Pages: 144
Published: 2008

This was a another great graphic novel. There were a bunch of artists so the different stories all looked different, but it was fun to see. Especially since it was such a wide range of stories. The narrator is Snow White who is a prisoner in a harem and tells 1001 stories.

And this was sure not happy fairy tales, horrible things happened in them, and just showed that there is no such thing as a always HEA. But there was truth and reality (coughs, well if we lived in a fairytale, and there were evil armies).

Recommend for graphic novel fans, and those who like it was fantasy in them. Not to mention those who want to have a look at known fairytales in a different perespective.

This was my fav story and artist:
Snow White on the run



21 comments:

  1. Bayou sounds great. I'm going to check it out.

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  2. Do read this one Linda. It was good, and that bayou, what a strange place

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  3. The fables look really interesting!! Both look great!

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  4. I just put Bayou on hold at the library. I had heard about before but forgotten. Thanks for the reminder.

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  5. Although I'm not much a graphic novel fan, it's cool to see what's out there.

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  6. These are both new to me so thank you for bringing them to my attention - I am looking forward to checking them out!

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  7. Bayou looks lovely but the premise is dark. Hope everything turns out okay! I love the Fables! According to imdb.com the TV series is in production and supposed to come out next year. Can't wait!

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  8. Both of them look great. I love graphic novels and will be sure to try to locate copies of these!

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  9. Both of these have beautiful art work. Thanks for reviewing.

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  10. I've been dying to read 1001 Nights of Snowfall - glad you enjoyed it so much!

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  11. I still haven't read any graphic novels. Sounds good though.

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  12. I like the sound of both of them. Somehow the first novel got me thinking about To Kill A Mockingbird.

    Great graphic, very well suited for fairytales, on the Snow White novel I think :)

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  13. Carrie
    The fables book was cool, and I guess this was sort of a prequel to the series where you follow the fables folk.

    Carol
    You're welcome :) I do hope the library gets the next part so I can find out what happens her her

    Chris
    I just love trying anything, lol. And they are fun, weird and easy

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  14. Amused
    I hope you like them if you check them out one day. They were both very different

    Ladytink
    It was dark, and sad, and what can I say white men weren't that nice. But she stood tall and went into the bayou.
    Really! I need to go check imdb at once

    Staci
    Do that, these two I can recommend, they were good. And yes I did like the artists

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  15. Jenny
    Some great artists in them, they captured the spirit of the story

    Brizmus
    Cool :) Have you read the rest of the Fables too? I do wanna read those now

    Yvonne
    I might not have that many more to read actually, the library doesn't have many :(

    Ladybug
    Hm, still haven't read Mockingbird, shame on me.
    But yes I liked the Snow tale cos it really did capture the fairytale aspect

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  16. I don't usually read graphic novels, only rarely, but these two sounds really interesting, especially Bayou. That sort of unjustice stills hits you hard. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Irena
    It makes me so sad :( People are just stupid.

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  18. Wow, Bayou sounds fabulous! I am definitely going to look into that one. It sounds right up my alley.

    And yay for you with graphic novels :-)

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  19. Aarti
    I am so proud of myself :)And It's all thanks to you, I finally just took the plunge.

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