Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Flight: Volume Two edited by Kazu Kibuishi YP FIC FLIGHT

Flight is a collection of 33 short comics from young artists and veterans alike all exploring the general theme of flight. However, many of the stories look at flight in a more emotional sense. The stories range from serious and personal to whimsical and fantastical.

This is a bona fide “gotta read” for any fan of animation or illustration. All 33 works are gorgeously drawn with very rich colors. My faves have to be Kazu Kibuishi’s story of a young boy saying goodbye to first love The Orange Grove and Destiny Xpress by Jen Wang, which is the story of a young girl that resists being reincarnated so that her art can remain pure and joyful. Destiny Xpress is without a doubt has my favorite illustrations with its muted water color art. I also quite like Laika by Doug Holgate (not to be confused with the graphic novel Laika by Nick Abadzis) because it is a really fun short adventure that gives poor little Laika a happy ending! Honestly, I can easily find something to rave about with almost all the stories in this collection, but short story collections should have short reviews! In summary: READ IT!

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