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Saturday, December 5, 2009

North Country-by Shane White (NBM Publishing)


via Small Press Newsroom by -AF on 11/18/09
North Country by Shane White is a wonderful, horrific, true story of Shane's early life. The story is told with Shane older and about to fly to see his parents and sister in present time. Things around the airport cause him to remember back to tougher times of growing up in a small house out in the country. His father was not very nice to anyone in the family and you'll just have to read it to see it for yourself. Shane's artwork is a fantastic mesh of realistic, and at times a more cartoony style but it always works within the story arcs. His coloring on the pages is mesmerizing! He can color in any style imaginable,
and it sure shows in this book. The coloring is always spot-on as to the mood of the page. This is a must have book for anyone interested in comics, true stories, great art, excellent storytelling. I like just about all types of comics, but true stories always stay with me longer and I'm more drawn to the book, savoring every panel of it. This is now one of my favorite graphic novels of all time. No, lie. (5 out of 5 stars *****)
See more of Shane White's artwork at http://www.shanewhite.com/
This is a full color graphic novel, square bound, sells for $13.95 from NBM Publishing.
See a preview and order the book here: http://www.nbmpub.com/comicslit/white/whitehome.html



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