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Even The Giants (2011)

by Jesse Jacobs(Favorite Author)
3.65 of 5 Votes: 5
1935233106 (ISBN13: 9781935233107)
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review 1: This collection of perplexing and mysterious little stories is EXACTLY what I look for in indie comics. It's like a glimpse into a strange little world all its own, all in white, teal, and shades of icy mint blue. It collects a series of mostly unrelated one-page comic strips called "One Million Mouths," interspersed with a longer landscape of connected stories taking place in the frozen North, with Eskimo, sled dogs, giant wendigo/snow monster creatures, a ship with little bristly men, and a stowaway belowdecks with crates full of chocolate bunnies, telephones, and cheese graters. The one-page strips are delightfully detailed and bizarre, and the longer story with the giants is dynamic and affecting. It's like it creates its own language or something. I love... mored it.
review 2: This brilliant debut is a series of interconnecting arctic stories featuring an eskimo, an ice-locked cargo ship, and a pair of gigantic, god-like monkey/yeti creatures, interspersed with wickedly funny stories of everyday modern-life: landlords, bad roommates, and more. Then there's the recurring pair of dudes wandering through a menacing, psychedelic otherworld, all with the underlying theme of nature's brutality and our search for warmth within it. The artwork is mesmerizing, and the writing is understated when necessary, dryly bitter as needed, and impeccably pitched. less
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Eskimos and giant yeti-things, packing case, ten thousand mouths. Strange and good.
1.5 stars. I didn't hate it, but I didn't think it was good either.
3.5 stars, but it was so goofy-weird that I'm bumping it up to 4.
Charming and odd.
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