Wednesday, April 6, 2011

An Elegy for Amelia Johnson

An Elegy for Amelia Johnson is one of the newest Archaia releases, a nice handsome hardcover (with no annoying dust jacket) written by Andrew Rostan and drawn by Dave Valeza and Kate Kasenow. While Archaia publishes many fine comics and graphic novels such as Fraggle Rock, The Killing, Mouse Guard, and Days Missing, An Elegy for Amelia Johnson is unique to all of the previous books they've done as it is not fantastical in any respect - it's fantastic, but it's a fantastic people story, not a story in which otherworldly things happen.

An Elegy for Amelia Johnson is about Amelia Johnson (sorry for stating the obvious), who is close to death from cancer and wants two of her friends to make a little film about how she's impacted others. This isn't a biographical graphic novel, but it reads as if it could be. It also is more about Amelia's friends then it is about her in a lot of ways. The characters and situations in An Elegy for Amelia Johnson are very captivating and this graphic novel isn't just sad, rather like a good elegy, it is a celebration of a life lived and how that life affects / affected others. I hope these creators work together again.

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