Graphic Novel Preview: Skip by Molly Mendoza!


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Always interesting to see what’s coming out from NoBrow and just had to include this – SKIP – from Molly Mendoza on our July highlights. It’s an original graphic novel beginning quietly on a post-apocalyptic Earth, segueing to an abstract second world, then two young people – one from each – begin a journey through surreal realms…

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NoBrow were good enough to offer us some pages to share and those below capture a little of the background, and the styles to be found within, the art moving between the serene and dynamic, the grounded and surreal, and through palettes of colour. They’re a great taster of what you can look forward to in the book itself; but, as anyone who knows NoBrow knows, the production values of their titles are truly stunning and elevate – or reveal – the real quality of the work they’ve chosen to publish. All round a really lovely piece of work.

That’s enough from us – check out the pages below followed by a bit more from NoBrow…

Preview pages: 61-65

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From NoBrow:

Become immersed in Molly Mendoza’s dazzling worlds filled with unique and endearing characters in this epic and profound tale of growth, companionship and compassion. When Bloom is thrown from their world and Gloopy is exiled from their home, each finds in the other a much-needed kindred spirit. But as they skip through dimensions among great weeping giants, enormous alligator islands and topsy-turvy 2D worlds, they find that their greatest challenges are in facing their own truths and fears which they have both been anxious to avoid.

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“Skip is a flurry of bold and vivid cartooning that pulls you through this tender story of friendship at heart-wrenching speeds. Molly layers every page with such a dense whimsicality that it left me wanting to go back and re-read so I could sink my eyes into the details again and again.” –Sloane Leong, creator of Prism Stalker

“Mendoza’s story is as fun as it is insightful, and filled with bizarre puzzlements for the characters, and something about it had me thinking about The Phantom Tollbooth. But Skip is also amiable and gentle in a way that hearkens to the Moomins, and visual tone is as reminiscent of that Tove Jansson’s lovely work as the elements the narrative and characters. Mendoza’s artwork is a total revelation.” –The Beat

 

You can see this and more great books published in Jul 2019 here…

…and check out more comic and book previews on Carabas here…