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Map of Days is a really unique comic; not only for its format (a particularly unusual tall and narrow hardback), but also for its enchantingly sorrowful story and vibrant artwork.
So what is the story about? That’s remarkably difficult to describe without giving away too much! After an engrossing prologue which tells a version of the creation of the solar system, a boy named Richard goes to stay with his Grandad by the sea. Like all curious children, Richard opens a door…
Hunter handles colour superbly and is able to give equal attention and poise to both organic and mechanical shapes, lending the story a sense of balance. There’s real attention to detail and a strong sense of not just ability, but craftsmanship.
Fascinating, inventive and poignant, it is impossible to be bored for a moment while this comic is in your hands. There’s a real sense of the magical and mythical - it’s a new story - but it beautifully invokes ideas of ancientness and timelessness.
If you’re looking for a comic to give to a friend with the aim of shattering “speech bubbles and sound effects” stereotypes - this might just be the one.
Published by Nobrow Press
Maybe a little grown-up for most kids, but no offensive content