H Day

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PictureBox, 2010 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 216 pages
13 Reviews
Renee French, an acclaimed graphic novelist and Inkpot Award winner at San Diego's Comic-Con International, has entranced legions of fans with her twisted, highly inventive pencil drawings, whose agile lines and delicate shading open up strange imaginary vistas. She's been called an inimitable and masterful stylist, a kind of Edward Gorey who draws out the whimsical side of body-horror, and indeed, the spirit of Gorey's grotesques breathes through French's creations. In "H Day," her first graphic novel in four years, French explores, through metaphor and in pictures, her struggles with migraine headaches, marshaling troops of insects, beasts and humanoids to envision the processes that result in such hideous sensations. A sweeping, often tense narrative of invasion, repulsion and liberation, "H Day" can be read both as an oblique autobiography and as a suspenseful fantasy story. This volume makes clear the qualities that led Myla Goldberg, author of "Bee Season," to call Renee French "that rare gift among artists--one whose work finds its way into the most guarded corners of our psyches and allows us to revel in all that is awkward, embarrassing or sticky about being alive."

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User Review  - ElizaJane - LibraryThing

I love Renee French's disturbing, somewhat macabre illustration and storytelling, but I am not going to even pretend I understand what this book is about! The back of the book tells me that the author ... Read full review

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User Review  - Helen - Goodreads

Beautiful sketches and drawings. Vaguely unsettling and haunting. Read full review

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