Thursday, March 24, 2005

I read Sokora Refugees last night. It was... not bad, not great, middling average. Artwork was solid Japanese-influenced American; ziptone was kind of brutal and a little flailing, which tempered my enthusiasm. Plot was OK, if a bit shapeless. Not an embarrassment by any means, but not rave material, either.

You want raves? Go read Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki. If it wasn't for Kittyhawk's budget-busting color-work brilliance, I'd be yelling about why she wasn't getting published instead. But color pages really are something of a high-ticket publishing show-stopper, so she's missing out on that payday... not that the American artists who sign with TokyoPop are seeing much of anything, if the rumors of rotten contracts are true.

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