Thursday, September 07, 2017

Reader's Diary #1698- Iskwé and Erin Leslie (story), David Alexander Roberston (adaptation), GMB Chomichuk (art): Will I See?

Will I See? is based on a story by Iskwé and Erin Leslie, scripted for a comic by David Alexander Robertson. It tells of a teenage girl named May who is guided by a mysterious cat to various small objects across a city. May collects these and, with the help of her kookum, adds them to a necklace. It is her grandmother's theory that these once belonged to indigenous women who have been murdered and gone missing. Later, finding herself in danger, May draws strength from these women and their spirit animals.

It's a short but instantly engaging story with very important messages. It also has out of this world art by GMB Chomichuk, using, what looks to be, a blend of photo-manipulation, print making, and collage; black and white with dashes of red for dramatic effect.

1 comment:

Melwyk said...

This sounds amazing; I hadn't heard of it so thanks so much for highlighting it. Going to order it now.