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This graphic novel is an adaptation of Octavia Butler’s novel Kindred. I will not be reviewing the story here, as I have already done so in my review of Kindred. However, I will be analyzing the art of this graphic novel and talking about how it conveys the story.
I have to be honest, I didn’t like the art style of this graphic novel as much as I could have. Some art appeals to me, but this art did not appeal to me during certain parts of the story. However, I am not here to judge the way the artist draws, as the artist could draw any way he wants to. But I just felt that it was worth mentioning.
Nevertheless, the art told the story of Kindred beautifully. All of the pictures came together very well, and I found myself never confused as to what happened from panel to panel. Although the book is a very graphic novel with a lot of violence within it, the violence was not the focus of the art during those scenes. Instead, the focus was on how Dana felt when she was being hurt, when others were being hurt, or when she had to hurt others in order to save herself.
The scenes that I did not notice as much when I read the book really stuck out to me in this novel. It gave me a new appreciation for characters whom I did not notice as much within the story, and even shocked me at times.
Altogether, I am glad that I took the time to read this graphic novel edition of this book, as it truly gave me a greater appreciation for such an amazing story.
Overall Rating: 5/5