8 comments on “On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden | Book Review

  1. So glad that you mentioned the color palette— it really is striking. And the cover itself is gorgeous. Interesting point about gender. I’m not sure I would have noticed, but it sounds like it would have been a solid line to have explored with such ample space … then again, I usually love when sci-fi actually tackles gender.

    • Yes, I loved the use of colour, and I’d be open to trying more of Walden’s work. She introduced ideas with so much potential that I couldn’t help but feel a little underwhelmed when it wasn’t capitalised on, but I liked a lot of what she was setting out to do.

  2. There are two things I find unforgivable in a graphic novel or comic book: 1) using more text that is necessary (basically, they should have written a short story or novel with intermittent images instead of a graphic novel or comic book). This is usually why you get tiny font: too much text. And 2), when the illustrator makes it unclear as to which direction your eyes are meant to go. Every artist who have had any training, from painters to comic book illustrators, have learned about how to move the eye across an image.

    • Too much text crammed into a small space can be very irritating, but that’s not the case in this instance. The physical size of the font is just very small, and I’m surprised an editor or formatter didn’t pick up on it.

      • Strange. In comics and graphic novels, there should be a letterer, someone whose only job is to make the letters fit and look right on the page in a specific font.

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