Saturday, October 20, 2012

REVIEW: IDENTITY THIEF by Dillon & O'Keefe


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FORMAT:
Graphic Novel

PUBLISHER:
FANBOY COMICS


PREVIEW THE BOOK HERE
 
 
 This is the second book I've read from Fanboy Comics and I'm impressed with the style of their work. Identity thief is a sharp , creepy atmospheric tale. The story begins with a bare bones exploration of our two main characters Daphne and Craig. They are taking a huge step in their relationship by moving in together. For Craig especially, it's a chance to escape some past mistakes. 
Almost instantly however the fragile bubble of their happiness is burst. Craig notices a trap door in the ceiling of their new place.  As if Craig's attention to the space is a key, something stirs itself and crawls down to explore the couples environs. Explore, learn and eventually take something irreplaceable.
Meaghan O'Keefe's art is very atmospheric.The entire book is in black in white but it adds a sense of texture and reality to the scenes. The occasional  splashes of blues, greens, and reds add a great horror element as well.
Dillon's script gives just enough information to keep the reader engaged with the characters but also leaves moment of silence where the art can really express the themes of the story.
The theme of this story will seem familiar to readers, but there is originality in the interpretation of themes and use of art. A great creepy read for fall. :) 
 
 

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