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Rezension zu "Worry Doll: A Graphic Novel by Matt Coyle (Dover Graphic Novels)" von Matt Coyle

Extraordinary art
misspidervor 2 Jahren

When I started reading Worry Doll, I expected something about one - or more - creepy murderous dolls, maybe along the lines of Chucky but more sophisticated. What I got was different, something about a serial killer psychopath maybe, but a lot of the details are still blurry and left to guesswork I think.

While the uniqueness and skill of the illustrations is beyond doubt. The 'zoom-in' pictures showing part of a larger image in close-up detail were ingenious (I immediately thought of other comics which should have used that trick). Keeping the foreword in mind, I also paid special attention to the line drawing, which would have escaped my eye otherwise, and once again: brilliant talent.
BUT - there always seems to be a catch, doesn't it? But I must admit: I did not like the pictures. Not because of the subject of the story which makes it impossible to enjoy the abhorrent visions, but simply because I didn't like the style, just like I don't like certain music or paintings while others do - it's just my personal subjective opinion. I thought the main doll itself was very cute, but the 'guy' doll looked totally ugly and disgusting, making me want to look away (but which of course I did not).

As with the intermingling text parts, I had a hard time connecting them to the images. At first I thought of the text passages as descriptions of the following or maybe previous pictures, but more often than not I didn't see the connection. After finishing, I scrolled back through the images and found that it was easier to follow the plot with the background story revealed, but a lot of questions remained.

The plot is nothing too special, but if you are a fan of unusual graphic novels you may want to give this extraordinary piece of art a try.

(Thanks to Netgalley, the author, and the publisher for a copy of the book, all opinions are my own)

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Rezension zu "Worry Doll: A Graphic Novel by Matt Coyle (Dover Graphic Novels)" von Matt Coyle

Extraordinary art
misspidervor 2 Jahren

When I started reading Worry Doll, I expected something about one - or more - creepy murderous dolls, maybe along the lines of Chucky but more sophisticated. What I got was different, something about a serial killer psychopath maybe, but a lot of the details are still blurry and left to guesswork I think.

While the uniqueness and skill of the illustrations is beyond doubt. The 'zoom-in' pictures showing part of a larger image in close-up detail were ingenious (I immediately thought of other comics which should have used that trick). Keeping the foreword in mind, I also paid special attention to the line drawing, which would have escaped my eye otherwise, and once again: brilliant talent.
BUT - there always seems to be a catch, doesn't it? But I must admit: I did not like the pictures. Not because of the subject of the story which makes it impossible to enjoy the abhorrent visions, but simply because I didn't like the style, just like I don't like certain music or paintings while others do - it's just my personal subjective opinion. I thought the main doll itself was very cute, but the 'guy' doll looked totally ugly and disgusting, making me want to look away (but which of course I did not).

As with the intermingling text parts, I had a hard time connecting them to the images. At first I thought of the text passages as descriptions of the following or maybe previous pictures, but more often than not I didn't see the connection. After finishing, I scrolled back through the images and found that it was easier to follow the plot with the background story revealed, but a lot of questions remained.

The plot is nothing too special, but if you are a fan of unusual graphic novels you may want to give this extraordinary piece of art a try.

(Thanks to Netgalley, the author, and the publisher for a copy of the book, all opinions are my own)

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