Graphic Novel Review: Dalston Monsterzz

Dalston Monsterzz coverDalston Monsterzz by Dilraj Mann. Nobrow, 2017. 9781910620359. 76pp.

This oversized graphic novel is beautiful and odd and slightly hard to follow in a way that feels like part of its epic strangeness. East London is full of colorful monsters and well-designed gangs. When hip, attractive, acrobatic young characters aren’t traveling around on scooters, they’re riding monsters. There are acts of violence, complicated page layouts, and many strikingly red panels that take place in a labyrinth — flipping through it will wow you. (But will the pink-haired young woman remind you of someone you went to high school with, too? No idea.)

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  1. Becky says:

    I’ve been following library comic since you first started. I’m mostly enjoying the changes lately, but I am quite disappointed that of the 11 author/illustrators you have profiled in your graphic novel reviews, only ONE has been a woman, and I think all have been white. I have followed library comic so diligently because it has mostly had very good politics and intersectional analysis. There are amazing women, gender queer and folks of colour making comics and graphic novels. Please do better in representing this in your graphic novel reviews.

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