Friday, January 23, 2015

Comics Friday: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

From Goodreads:
'It came from the woods. Most strange things do.'

Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss.

These chilling tales spring from the macabre imagination of acclaimed and award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll.

Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there...
I went into this one knowing nothing but that it was reviewed as a super creepy collection of dark fairy tale-type stories.  I love fairy tales, especially dark ones, and I love graphic novels, so this was a perfect combination.  I honestly didn't go in expecting to be creeped out because it's just drawings, right?  And they're done in the same style as the cover - largely simply silhouettes with a very basic color palette, so we're not talking about horrific or graphically violent images.  

I was completely delighted to discover that the reports of how creepy this book is are not exaggerated.  In fact, the simplicity of the drawings really added to the creep factor.  It reads really fast, of course, and I couldn't put it down.  I wanted to devour it slowly, but I just couldn't stop reading.

The artwork is absolutely stunning and the stories are delightfully scary.  I loved it and think it will have a great appeal for fans of spooky ghost stories and things that go bump in the night.

1 comment:

  1. I've been meaning to read this one! I've heard nothing but good things about it. I'm glad you liked it, too.