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Niger #1 Written and Illustrated by Leila Marzocchi Fantagraphics Books – Coconino Press, 2006 Review by L’Indépendant Niger 1 starts a tale about a newly hatched fish who becomes trapped in a treehouse. She is quickly discovered by a spider, who creates a web at the end of the bottle she’s in, hoping to trap her. A woodpecker eats [...]

NigerNiger #1
Written and Illustrated by Leila Marzocchi
Fantagraphics Books – Coconino Press, 2006

Review by L’Indépendant

Niger 1 starts a tale about a newly hatched fish who becomes trapped in a treehouse. She is quickly discovered by a spider, who creates a web at the end of the bottle she’s in, hoping to trap her. A woodpecker eats the spider and tears down the web, and from then on she’s in the care of the woodpecker and a group of owls.

This book reads like a children’s story. The art leads the reader to believe the book is dark in tone, when in fact it is actually quite light-hearted and humorous. Marzocchi’s art is well-suited for her story, as it contrasts against the night atmosphere with warm and kind characters. It’s a beautiful first chapter to the story, and I look forward to more issues from Fantagraphics’ Ignatz Collection.

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Posted originally: 2007-05-17 15:05:38
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