Thursday, September 22, 2016
Reader's Diary #1385- Junji Ito: Uzumaki
Luckily I was easily able to get my hands on a copy and I'm glad I did. First off, the Poe and Lovecraft comparisons are definitely warranted. There's an overarching plot but each chapter reads like a short story and each has weirdness spiraling out the wazoo. I'd hardly call it disturbing though. Sure there are some twisted images but I've seen worse and more nightmarish in North American comics. Nonetheless, it's all very cool and the story itself is very unique.
The art, too, is quite good. Ito is particularly skilled at using shading and expressions to capture emotion (often fear) in his characters.