FROM THE PUBLISHER: Director/screenwriter DARCY VAN POELGEEST boasts a long list of awards and accolades for his storytelling prowess and brings the same writing finesse to IAN BERTRAM’s breathtakingly detailed artwork in the gorgeous, hyper-detailed miniseries LITTLE BIRD. With the same limitless scope as a new EAST OF WEST or SAGA and the drama and surrealism of Akira, LITTLE BIRD follows a young resistance fighter who battles against an oppressive American Empire and searches for her own identity in a world on fire.
Little Bird is artistically stunning. The monochromatic colors breath into the bleakness that is felt. However, this is not the case during scenes of violence and action. Bold splashes of color draw your eye to all that is happening. It almost makes those scenes scream “Look at me”! And trust me it’s hard to look away.
This book is creepy but still interesting. One of those, “I want to look away, but I can’t stop looking at it” sort of things. The story is something most people have read about; Dystopian world with one race thinking they are better than the next. That being said I still enjoyed the route this first chapter took. It builds the world in a way that leaves you ready to know more.
I did read it through a couple times before really making any judgements and if I am being completely honest it felt very disjointed the first time through. The second time I tried to pay closer attention to the whole picture and not just the words. As someone who reads mainly books with no art, it takes some getting used to reading something where the story is in the art not just the words. I still feel it lacks in certain areas but i am excited to continue.
I look forward to diving deeper with the characters and the world that is being built in this mini series.
RATING: LET’S GO!