Monday, January 31, 2011
Buy a Book To Begin the Week: I KILL GIANTS
I KILL GIANTS written by Joe Kelly and illustrated by J.M. Ken Nimura is one of my favorite books of the last few years. Before I say too much, I'll post the books description from Joe.
This book moved me emotionally in a big way. Joe weaves together a personal story with the fantasies of a child and Nimura's quick, raw lines carry thru the story swiftly so as not to lose momentum. The art is Black and white with a gray tones and I couldn't imagine it any other way. It fits the tone of the story so well and his design choices are just perfect.
I've encountered books that attempt to tell me a personal tale before, but most times they're too personal and build a wall around themselves to the point where I can get in. IKG doesn't suffer from this at all. It grabs you right away and drops you off again when it's done.