Annotations: Stone Fruit

Lee Lai’s debut is the kind of story that could not be effectively told in words alone. It is a story that demands imagery, a story for which depth is built via visual effect and, often, the absence of lengthy prose. It is a story, in short, that sings as a graphic novel and representsContinue reading “Annotations: Stone Fruit”

Annotations: Rave

Thoughts. There’s something wonderfully angsty about Rave. Jessica Campbell manages, in many of her panels to capture the peculiar emotions associated specifically with adolescence. In the phone call panels, for instance, Campbell masterfully captures both ecstasy and agony—the first in the scene in which Lauren chats with Mariah after their first sleepover, the second in theContinue reading “Annotations: Rave”