Friday, 22 August 2014

isabel greenberg's encyclopedia of early earth

I've been unwell this week and my lovely husband bought me Isabel Greenberg's graphic novel The Encyclopedia of Early Earth as a distraction for me while I was housebound.
I first came across Greenberg's work several years ago in the form of a daily diary comic called That's Well Art School, which is filled with hilarious scenarios, awkward moments and sharp observation.
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth, published last year, is a more polished work with a rich and quirky narrative, rendered in a wonderfully minimal colour palette. It's an absorbing tale of love, adventure, spirituality and storytelling itself. It is epic in scale and filled with myth and folklore. Oh, and I love the end papers.
I'll be honest - I haven't actually finished it yet, but it's just so good I wanted to share it with you now.