Sunday, July 15, 2012
Capsule review, Blacksad TPB 1, Quelque part entre les ombres
In the French graphic novel Blacksad, Juan Díaz Canales takes the familiar tropes of the film noir detective and adds a twist - the sleuth in question is a cat named Blacksad. By anthropomorphizing (assigning human characteristics to animals), Canales imbues the form with a new life. Juanjo Guarnido's beautiful artwork doesn't hurt, either.
En tout cas/In any case, this French murder mystery is worth reading and enjoying more than once.