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by Jennifer Muirhead (subscribe)
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. ~ Eartha Kitt
Published November 20th 2018
Stop staring at my teeth
watersnakes, graphic novel, comic, surreal comics, fantasy comics, octopus, Toby Sandoval

Mila is a teenage girl spending her summer vacation by the sea, when on a bike ride out to some rock pools one day she meets a strange girl named Agnes. Agnes may look like another teenager, but she's really a ghost. Not only that, but she carries with her a spirit octopus, and her teeth are an army of warriors that serve as his magical guardians.

Written by Eisner award nominated writer and artist, Tony Sandoval, Watersnakes has a very odd premise which is a little hard to get your head around. It's dreamlike and confusing and maybe could have used a little more time to explain what was happening. It also seemed to be setting up a love story between the two girls, then abruptly turned into something quite different, which was a bit jarring. However, I think it's definitely worth a read for the art alone. It's beautiful and spooky, and some pages would not look out of place hung on a wall in a frame.

watersnakes, kiss, comics, Tony Sandoval, fantasy, fantasy comics, octopus, girls kissing
The kiss.

is a surreal modern fairytale graphic novel, suitable for teens and adults.

Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary copy of this book by Diamond Book Distributors, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

November 20, 2018
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Looks a bit creepy but I was glad it wasn't about real water snakes.
by May Cross (score: 3|8029) 1040 days ago
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