Mosquito - Dan James

Mosquito is another book from the Top Shelf Commics purchase I made, and is also wordless, except for the creepy "SANGRE" that starts showing up later in the book. The entire book is done in red and white, and has a sort of woodblock-print look to it, or sometimes a paper cutout look. James makes some interesting use of negative spaces, often leaving out lots of details but showing just enough to figure out what's going on.

A man receives a letter with a map, a photo, and some coins. He says goodbye to his two children and sets off on a journey. Eventually he comes to a bizarre little town, climbs a mountain, and discovers the lair of a vampire-like creature. Oh, and there are mosquitoes.

It's really hard to do the book justice with words; the images are made up of chunky geometric shapes, but still convey the horror of the man's discoveries and the unease he feels while in the town.

Fed to jonathan's brain | October 17, 2009 | Comments (0)


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