Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Review: The Sculptor by Scott McCloud.
Summary from Goodreads:
David Smith is giving his life for his art—literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the 11th hour isn't making it any easier!
This is a story of desire taken to the edge of reason and beyond; of the frantic, clumsy dance steps of young love; and a gorgeous, street-level portrait of the world's greatest city. It's about the small, warm, human moments of everyday life…and the great surging forces that lie just under the surface. Scott McCloud wrote the book on how comics work; now he vaults into great fiction with a breathtaking, funny, and unforgettable new work.
I picked up this huge graphic novel (488 pages, wow) because I started reading McClouds other series about Understanding Comics.
It is hard to put down words about how good this comic was! I loved the blue tones throughout the story and the plot was such an original idea.
The art work was interesting, it was iconic because the reader feels like they are in the protagonists shoes because the art is completely realistic.
I recommend checking this if you enjoy graphic novels with great story-lines.
Four Stars Out of Five.