Friday, December 25, 2015

Top ten uncanny graphic novels

Ian Williams is a physician, comics artist and writer, based in Brighton, UK. His 2014 graphic novel is The Bad Doctor. One of his ten top uncanny graphic novels, as shared at the Guardian:
Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoet (2014)

Cute characters, taking tea, are suddenly surrounded by dripping gore. Ah – turns out they are living inside the body of a dead girl in a forest. They climb out of the skull to find lots of tiny companions, wandering about. Trying to set up a new community to survive in the woods is challenging. They forage for food, build new shelters, and interact with the woodland creatures, sometimes trying to befriend them, sometimes killing and eating them. Nature takes its cruel course, picking off the characters one by one as they start to squabble and kill each other.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue