I took a trip this weekend. I felt something I haven’t had since I read Jeff Smith’s Bone graphic novel for the first time. You know what I’m talking about. That childhood feeling of excitement similar to summer vacation finally arriving – Or maybe seeing your favorite cartoon on a Saturday morning. I was transported into a world of fantasy and shear delight by 500+ pages of GREATNESS.
Immediately I was pleasantly surprised by the elegance of the books. The glimmering gold foil embellishments and the craftsmanship alone let me know I was in for a treat. Everything about the Anthology Projects Volume 1 and 2 where PERFECT! Like the books’ beauty, there where lots of well crafted artwork and solid stories. They reminded me of the Flight Anthologies, which I enjoyed a few years ago. I commend Joy Ang, Nick Thornborrow and Sam Bradley for their vision and ability to wrangle all of the AMAZING artists that contributed their work. They definitely lived up to their mission statement.
The Anthology Project collects the comics of artists unified by their delirious pursuit of compelling narrative and notable artistic work in the medium of sequential art. Its humble intent is only to delight.
Why I liked it so much:
- The variety of art styles used where extremely pleasing to the eyes.
- The books have lots of SOLID stories. Even those that had no text. They had a cinematic quality to them.
- These books are so well crafted, you’ll want to show them off on your bookcase.
- There are LOTS of pages! They’re great books to curl up to on a lazy Sunday.
To sum things up:
The whole experience was amazing. The Anthologies transported me into worlds of whimsy where stories and art work perfectly. It’s a definite MUST READ and I look forward to supporting another Anthology Project!