I have been a subscriber to The Daily Dose for about a month.
There is always something included to hold my interest and to help keep me current.
The following is an excerpt from this morning’s Daily Dose.
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Britten & Brülightly
Painting each page of a graphic-novel noir
Hannah Berry’s debut graphic novel, Britten & Brülightly is enough
to turn any residual comic-phobes into aficionados of the medium.
It’s existentialist noir. The story of world-weary private investigator Fernández Britten
and his unconventional partner Brülightly
has the philosophical wit of Bill Watterson and the whodunit chops of Raymond Chandler.
Berry strikes a pitch-perfect tone. When Britten is hired by Charlotte Moughton, the beautiful fiancée of an apparent suicide victim
, the detective is thrust into a comically sinister world of murder and revenge.
Set in a perpetually rain-soaked quasi-London, the dark and often grotesque characters are stylized to fit the story’s coy-yet-macabre tone.
The artwork was painstakingly painted. Berry, a graduate of Brighton University’s illustration program,
spent more than two years hand-painting each panel of the story.
Read a recent interview with Berry, check out The Oregonian’s review with sample illustrations, and buy the book.
– Chelsea Bauch