Monday 13 October 2008

Rutu Modan - Jamilti and other stories

This is a new book by Rutu Modan, it is a collection of earlier stuff than Exit Wounds. I really liked Exit Wounds but I thought this book was even better. The art work is awesome, much more texturely interesting than Exit Wounds and very beautiful. I can see why she went with a more simple artwork on Exit Wounds so as not to draw attention away from the story but its great to see her using all kinds of art materials, collage, pencils and whatever else works here. Nearly all the stories are in full stunning colour, except for one in black and white which is strangely smudgy, which I thought worked well. I really enjoyed this and highly recommend it to everyone. My favourite story was one set in a theme hotel.

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