Time for another review!
This week, we have Apartment Hunting, which has been totally done from soup to nuts by Alison Wilgus.
This is a fun little story. The cover has a female character holding a rifle, and that gives you some insight as to what the story is all about.
The first thing to hit you is that there’s definitely a cubist element going on here, outside of the characters. The main structures are either rectangles or cubes. It’s interesting to see.
All of the apartments are rectangles, and they’re all stacked on top of one another. Then there’s conversation about actually going out to hunt apartments. Color me interested.
The characters go on a drive (Hanne, who’s the hunter, Vivi, who’s looking for an apartment, and Jokum, who seems to be a friend of Hanne that she may have feelings for) into the woods in order to find an apartment. The trees have leaf clusters on branches that are cubes. There are bushes that are cubes that also have cube clusters. The car is a cube. Just a lot of cubes around.
Then we get to see the actual apartments. Picture huge ostriches whose main bodies are cubes. And by huge, I mean just that: big enough for people to live in. These are the apartments.
I like the art. Very uncomplicated without being simple. There aren’t any wasted lines here.
The coloring is also good. Bright. And you get to see something you don’t often see: people of color. The only white person is Jokum, and he’s something of a dick. I don’t know why Hanne has any feelings for him.
The lettering needs a little bit of help. Crossbar I’s are a problem, there’s at least one instance when there’s some missing punctuation, and there are times when there are no balloon tails, or they don’t point to where they should. This is the only thing that mars the story.
There’s no editor attached. If there were a competent editor, I believe the lettering would have been better.
Really, this is a fun, imaginative tale.
Final Verdict: Adore