Carroll's art style says so much with so little. The monsters are haunting. Unfortunately, I wanted more from its nonlinear plot. It felt like it should've been part of a collection of short stories.
Emily Carroll doesn‘t need a lot of words to tell a tale. She remains, IMO, the one artist/writer that perfectly balances words and art in her graphic novels. This throw-back to the classic lesbian vampiric tale is sexy, disturbing and horrifying. She‘s an experience. When I Arrived is the perfect mixture of fairy tale and horror; it revitalizes the genre.