This one was a little strange for my taste, but to each their own.
Saw this at the library and thought I would give it a try.
1. Interesting graphic novel I stumbled upon. I love sharks, so I had to check it out!
3. My engagement and wedding rings, 10 year anniversary ring, and a necklace with a charm shaped like The state of Indiana.
4. Usually pants and a long sweater when it is cold, sundress or skirt when warmer.
This sums up Australia quite nicely.
I thought I would take a bit of a break from action heavy comics after last week's Saga binge.
This is a lovely graphic memoir, quiet and deceptively straight forward. The art is excellent, I love the cartoon style of her childhood juxtaposed with the terrifying realism of the shark. I find myself thinking back to the story again and again after reading. Definitely worth a re-read before it goes back to the library.
Fascinated and haunted by sharks as a child, Wyld looks back on her fears and how they shaped her coming-to-terms with mortality as an adult. A moving, charming and subtle memoir in graphic format. Beautiful art by Joe Sumner combines high contrast inked cartoony images with realistic, delicate pencil work.
When I was little I once stepped on a baby shark on the pier. My uncle spent many years recounting this story. Now I'm both terrified and fascinated by them. Evie Wyld's graphic memoir about sharks in her childhood was so good and entertaining. None of her sharks wear cool sunglasses though.
I have loved sharks since Dad and I established a tradition of watching Shark Week together when I was about 10. So, I was probably destined to really enjoy this part-memoir, part-shark ode. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I don't know why we are having perfect fall weather here in MO, but I'm not going to question it. Just going to sit here and read and ignore all the things I should be doing.
Wyld's narration is stark and threatening, full of holes for the reader's own mind to fill, like shadows under water. Its panels are bare, empty, near-colorless as it recounts Evie's childhood obsession with sharks--a danger she can know in a way she can't with her family's problems--and they teach her to hope, to survive. Her idol, shark attack survivor Rodney Fox, fought and lived. Evie can too, as long as she doesn't give up.
TBR Tuesday includes today's library haul for me and the kiddos.
This was an awesome graphic memoir. I have an obsession with sharks and could relate to many of the things that she talks about. Shark week is probably my favorite thing to watch in the summer. She does an incredible job telling her story of growing up in Australia and the artwork is stunning.
I wondered why Evie Wyld chose the comic form for her memoir, but the second I opened this and saw Joe Sumner's incredible art, I knew exactly why. This tale of Wyld's childhood obsession with sharks is gorgeous and visceral.