Saturday, July 31, 2010

Catland Empire by Keith Jones

(Guest Review by ROBERT DAYTON) (Drawn and Quarterly)  The Multiverse, God-like figures of time, space, and the universe, cute cats in suits, and the destruction of earth all come to play in this flip graphic novel. The uniformity of line, computerized colours, and the strong presence of anthropormorphic characters give it the appearance of kids’ lit. Where Keith Jones is strongest is in the more detailed pages of which there are too few of. That aspect is best served by his non-narrative work, such as his art book Bacter Area and his pages in Nog a Dod where no matter how cluttered and microscopic the picture gets, his art looks incredibly clean.

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