Grief is a Graphic Novel Full of Magic and Compassion

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. GRIEF TP(W): Frank Gogol (A): Nenad Cvitivanin, Bethany Vani, Ryan Foust, Jey Soliva, Kim Holm (C): Esther Gil-Munilla, Luca Bulgheroni, Nenad Cvitivanin, Bethany Vani, Emily Elmer (L): Sean Rinehart (CA): Dani MartinsGrief takes on many faces. We all carry pain and sadness in our specific own way. Sometimes we hide it deep inside. Sometimes we lash out for all to see or sometimes we’re indifferent to the grief, trying to focus on making a change and moving forward. Grief is unique to one carrying the heavy feeling. We may share a specific type of pain, but we may share a lot more. For grief in this comic anthology, it takes on many diverse faces of the emotion. You’ll be able to relate to these stories in your way and realizes that grief is not only about losing someone, but something as well, but how you choose to cope with it.via Source Point PressFrank Gogol weaves his magic and heartfelt message throughout these stories with such compassion. He gives us narratives that have a great sense of what humanity has had to go through when going through pain and suffering. Gogal has known grief in many different ways, but that hasn’t stopped him from moving forward. However, in these stories, Gogol shows off the many kinds of ways that grief can affect. Some are tender, and some are slightly brutal. Some heartbreaking and other are incredibly understanding. That’s what you need when you’re tackling this subject.This is Gogol’s debut as a comic writer. He brings readers a brilliant introduction to himself as a creator. He gives readers a slew of stories that are not only innovative but also so many different captivating ways to interpret this one feeling. There also isn’t just a mix of sad stories about grief, but Gogol writes in different genres as well. There’s sci-fi, coming of age, dramas, horror, superhero, and more. This is what makes Grief so exciting and compelling, Gogol doesn’t stick to one thing to let you know that this can be felt, the ranges in his storytelling. The stories still maintain the messages, but it’s such an engaging way that each narrative plays out.via Source Point PressWith Gogol’s extraordinary stories come artists and colorists that are superb in weaving their visuals with Gogol’s art. Every artist and colorist did a killer job bringing Gogol’s stories to life. There are some stories that I absolutely loved because they were so unique inside of the anthology. Kim Holm and Luca Bulgheroni with “The Debt” was wildly different than anything that was in this anthology. Kim’s art was from the deep south, rugged, rough and down-right gorgeous, with hard inks to match that feeling. Paired with Luca Bulgheroni’s dusty oranges of the terrain, invokes the sense of dread and confrontation, but also an empowered feel as well.Nenad Cviticanin was in the anthology a couple of time with stories “Cassandra,” “Different,” “Highs and Lows” and more. However, I was blown away by “Embrace,” it’s one of the last stories in the anthology, but boy does it really pack a punch. Cviticanin’s art gives that gut-punch of emotion that matches Gogol’s narrative so well. He displays the emotions of the characters for all to see, which makes the panels even more heart-wrenching. He is joined by Esther P. Gil-Munilla on colors and creating a moody yet, low-neon and homely feel within the panels. She knows where to place her shadows and lights, especially on the characters with the light overhead and through the window, providing it an even more cozy feel that you melt into.via Source Point PressSean Rinehart is the truest rockstar. He letters every single story in this comic anthology and places in a way where you can read, and it only heightens the emotions that you’re feeling while reading the comic. Rinehart knows how to give each of the comics their particular character when it comes to his lettering as well. “The Debt” for example has its own edge to it, but “The World” has an analog intergalactic feel. He knows where to place, yes. He also knows how to give the details in the lettering to take all the elements and make present them to readers happily.Grief contains a dynamite debut from a writer that’s going to be around for a long time. You’ll feel so much going through this comic, but the one thing you’re promised to feel is that your heart will grow ten sizes more from reading it. I guarantee it.If you’d like a copy of Grief, be sure to visit the writer Frank Gogol at C2E2 this weekend! You can pick up a copy there. If you can’t make it to C2E2, fear not, follow Frank on Twitter or visit his website to find out where you can get a copy when they’re up for purchase.center_img Marvel Censors Criticism of America From Marvel Comics #1000Can Even Jonathan Hickman Save the X-Men? last_img

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