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The Maggies - A Gothic Graphic Novel

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"The day Maggie came, all the bluebirds flew backward into the sea. I watched them from the window of the tower as they plunged into the hungry maw of the waves, never to be seen again." A mini Gothic graphic novel portraying a mother's loss and her slow descent to madness. The bereft mother believes her only living child is a ghost haunting her. For sixteen years she endures the child's presence. The mother believes that by murdering Maggie she will find happiness again.
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  • By Ruth Sutton
    May 26, 2019
    In a progression of the traditions of Hardy and Poe, where nature not only reflects but heralds the mood and psyche of the protagonist, ‘The Maggies’ entices and coerces the supernatural to warn us of the upcoming dangers, tragedies and upturning of the natural order of things. The opening paragraph alone with its shocking image of unnatural strangeness and despair is enough to send shivers down the spine. Never patronizing the reader by stating the obvious, a tale of a bizarre and desperate relationship between mother and daughter, human and nature, living and dead is beautifully wrought through word and drawing – placing clues like gems and offering the reader ample room to let the imaginations run wild. This is a beautifully conceived and rendered story of madness, grief and an exploration of what it means to love…. told in shades of the utmost darkness and through a twisted lens of the nearness of horror. Read it, savor it. Let the words and images pull you in and allow yourself... More > to drown in it’s gorgeously twilight hues…..as you admit that recognize a bit of yourself in the characters…….< Less
  • By L.B. Shimaira
    May 25, 2019
    The graphics are so stunning, I wish I had this as a paperback instead of an eBook ♥ I truly love the monochromatic/greyscale style of the drawings, as it makes the occasional and deliberate use of blue and/or red all the more prominent. I found myself staring at every single piece of art, drinking in every little detail, before continuing to read on. The story is haunting and sad--and I love it. Even after finishing it, it keeps flying around in my head and I muse about the possible deeper meanings that might be hidden within the pages and drawings of The Maggies.
  • By Kery Samardzija
    May 24, 2019
    Read it twice right away. The way you tease with your words, giving just enough to keep interest, spectacular. You entice the reader into loving, hating, hoping and revering your characters. One moment siding with one, and then the other. And in the end, you don't feel sorry for the lost, but are convinced that it was always their destiny. And that you were just happy to have got a glimpse for a short while. The artistry is simple, clean, and yet so full of passion. The monochromatic base, and the use of limited colors, breathtaking! It gives a historic feel. And sets up the stories timeline somewhat. In some instances, answering questions, and in others, creating them. The collaboration of your words and this artistry, is like the perfect serving of a favorite dish. Pleasing to the eye, the body, the mind, the being. So delicious that are left filled, but still one your 7 deadly sins wants more. It creates a greed, that I'm no longer afraid to admit. "The Maggies", keep me... More > wanting more of the Christine. Thank you for allowing me to have this escape with your beautiful mind. Thousands of miles may separate the physical beings, but words so thoughtfully written, keep us closer. I'm honored, truly, to have been one of the first to become addicted to The Maggies. Thank you.< Less
  • By Ioanna Koliofoti
    May 20, 2019
    A dark fairytale I 've read with the soothing Neil Gaiman's voice into my head, while "Purple People" by Tori Amos showed up to join this story who claims to lack of colors, yet it's just a trick. Don't let that fool you. Just let yourself to travel from black and white to various shades of gray and from there straight to all your favorite colors. Christine Bottas will whisper to your ear a gothic fairytale you didn't know that you needed in your life while Yuncumber will be drawing it as the words are paving the path into Maggie's world... A new beloved graphic novel which I highly recommend not only for those who already know and love them but to the ones who have no idea why people treasure them in a special place in their heart.
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Product Details

ISBN
9780359651405
Published
May 12, 2019
Language
English
Pages
24
File Format
PDF
File Size
50.67 MB
Product ID
24098361

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