Flight, Vol. 1

Flight, Vol. 1Flight Volume One Features Stories By Professionals And Non Professionals Alike, All Playing On The Theme Of Flight In Its Many Incarnations From The Maiden Voyage Of A Home Built Plane To The Adventures Of A Young Courier And His Flying Whale To A Handful Of Stories About Coming Of Age And Letting Things Go, This First Volume Of Flight Is Full Of Memorable Tales That Will Both Amaze And Inspire 2.5 I ve read another short story collection put together by Kazu Kibuishi that I loved, so I kind of went into this one hoping that I d like it just as much, but that wasn t really the case These stories just didn t really have the wow factor that I was looking for I did enjoy the variety of art styles, but I really only enjoyed four of the stories. This anthology is why I read comics Some were funny, some were poignant, some were mystical, some were artsy, and it was amazing I highly recommend this to anyone who likes comics and needs a break from all the superhero material out there It was the change I needed Thanks Kazu I look forward to Vol 2 This is a collection of short sequential art stories, all loosely based on, in some way or at least brushing their feathers against the topic of flight While I appreciated many of the stories and fragments, I found it hard to stay attentive to the book as a whole Though there is some thematic stuff holding these many disparate pieces together, well, I m not sure the concept works for me Maybe because I was expecting a seriesalong the lines of Amulet Some of the stories I couldn t acce This is a collection of short sequential art stories, all loosely based on, in some way or at least brushing their feathers against the topic of flight While I appreciated many of the stories and fragments, I found it hard to stay attentive to the book as a whole Though there is some thematic stuff holding these many disparate pieces together, well, I m not sure the concept works for me Maybe because I was expecting a seriesalong the lines of Amulet Some of the stories I couldn t access and the ones I could, ended just as I was beginning to feel engaged Most of the stories aren t fully developed, nor do they add something to the whole, they are just there because they touch upon the theme I do sometimes really enjoy comic anthologies and I am trying to make sense of what made this anthology unappealing to me Will try to read the second volume this weekend I got the first two volumes out of the library , but I am not so looking forward to it When I was searching my favorite online bookseller s graphic novel section for the Astro Boy titles I ve ordered, I kept noticing this book and since I have no will power when it comes to used books, I ordered it too This is the first volume in a series of graphic novels with the theme of flight, interpreted in various ways by the artists the editor has chosen I have since done a bit of research about this series and about editor and graphic novelist Kazu Kibuishi, and I can tell I will be b When I was searching my favorite online bookseller s graphic novel section for the Astro Boy titles I ve ordered, I kept noticing this book and since I have no will power when it comes to used books, I ordered it too This is the first volume in a series of graphic novels with the theme of flight, interpreted in various ways by the artists the editor has chosen I have since done a bit of research about this series and about editor and graphic novelist Kazu Kibuishi, and I can tell I will be buyingtitles not only in this series, but in others he has edited I liked this book a lot The pictures, the colors, the stories were all so interesting and creative One of my favorites was Jake Parker s Hugo Earheart, featuring a young boy who had both a flying whale named Grim AND a flying pig named Limburg In this story Hugo is notified by a hummingbird that there is a package to be taken by relay to The Great Seer, and Hugo is supposed to carry it for the first leg of the journey Will Hugo, Grim and Limburg succeed Maiden Voyage by Kibiushi was another favorite Poor Fred, such a worrywart Joel Carroll s Wing was a stunning little masterpiece, and Jen Wang s Paper And String, about two kite fliers, was also clever Overall, I can t really think of one story here that I did not like.I ve already ordered Volume 2 I may never manage to get any others in the series, Volume 3 has been Wish Listed by 50 people but I am definitely going to keep checking and get them whenever I can And of course I will check on the other titles edited by Kibuishi Told you I have no Book Will Power lol Out of all the volumes, I have to say that the first volume was the most interesting to me simply because this was an anthology where the majority of the artists are females drawing in styles that aren t typically noticed in the Superhero, male, and floppy format dominated American comics industry These are fellow artists in my age group who I ve seen online and at conventions I wanted this volume in support of them and their work I applaud them just for the very existence of this book an Out of all the volumes, I have to say that the first volume was the most interesting to me simply because this was an anthology where the majority of the artists are females drawing in styles that aren t typically noticed in the Superhero, male, and floppy format dominated American comics industry These are fellow artists in my age group who I ve seen online and at conventions I wanted this volume in support of them and their work I applaud them just for the very existence of this book and I applaud Kazu for continuing the book to manyvolumes It has become the must be in anthology in mainstream American comics.Volume one has a number of great little stories in a variety of very distinct styles, even though you can tell that the group is pretty split between animators and illustrators As my personal tastes tend towards thegestural, thepainted, or illustratory, I was unhappy that they seemed to vanish from later volumes I personally dislike the American animation style, with its broad and thick flat lines and super flat colors in a printed format I love it on TV, just not on paper so it was a disappointment to note that by the 4th volume, almost all the stories would be done in an animated looking style and there were a lot fewer female creators Still, considering the print quality and the page count, it has a lot of bang for the buck and even the later volumes are worth buying I hope thatof these types of anthologies will appear in the future I believe that it is these sorts of anthologies that will open the way a much broader range of comics that will be read by manypeople in the future Started this graphic novel anthology a few weeks ago Glad to have finally finished it Giving this collection of graphic short stories a 3 star because not all of them were good Some were boring, strange or just too confusing I ll share my favorites below.My favorite short story from this collection was Maiden and the River Spirit This is a fable that of course has a moral What I loved about it is there is a tiny twist at the end that made me giggle It starts off as your typical fable B Started this graphic novel anthology a few weeks ago Glad to have finally finished it Giving this collection of graphic short stories a 3 star because not all of them were good Some were boring, strange or just too confusing I ll share my favorites below.My favorite short story from this collection was Maiden and the River Spirit This is a fable that of course has a moral What I loved about it is there is a tiny twist at the end that made me giggle It starts off as your typical fable But like I said that twist ending was the best The fable goes if you drop something into a lake and the water spirit goes to retrieve it for you, you should always answer honestly My second favorite was The Bowl this one was drawn beautifully This is also a fable set deeply in either an Indian or Aztec culture It didn t say so I m guessing on what I m familiar with A man is fishing with nets A crow is watching The man sees the crow and offers it a fish The crow then turns into a god spirit The god spirit grants the man 3 wishes The short story is in pictures only so I was slightly lost toward the ending I enjoyed it anyway.Last favorite was Outside My Window I m assuming this short story could be interpreted differently to many people The story is about a little girl who is kidnapped by a robot He creates a replica of her house and tries to make her happy The girl just wants to go home She knows the robot is trying, but it s all an illusion.The rest of the short stories like I said were either kind of dull, too weird or just plain confusing We got to sample a lot of different forms of illustrations and mediums Most of the panels were beautiful I recommend this graphic novel short story collection for the illustrations alone Beautifully done Anthologies are difficult to review Do I rate by the best of the collection or the worst Luckily, Flight solves my problem by having almost uniformly good and,to the point of the collection, beautifully illustrated stories There s a wide variety here The thread that binds them together is the concept of flight, very very loosely defined So in the same collection, we have adventures aboard an airship and reflections on faith There s also a huge range of art styles, including collage i Anthologies are difficult to review Do I rate by the best of the collection or the worst Luckily, Flight solves my problem by having almost uniformly good and,to the point of the collection, beautifully illustrated stories There s a wide variety here The thread that binds them together is the concept of flight, very very loosely defined So in the same collection, we have adventures aboard an airship and reflections on faith There s also a huge range of art styles, including collage inspired and gorgeous paintings Honestly, it s worth just looking at it Really a very enjoyable collection First you need to know that while I m a huge fan of the graphic novel, I am neither a fan of short stories nor anthologies, and that is what this book is A collection of graphic stories I did not know that going in Mea culpa The stories are all about flight in one way or another, and while I quite liked the art, many of the stories in this collection were really weak That being said, there is wide variety of stories and artistic styles, and for that reason alone it might make sense to grab First you need to know that while I m a huge fan of the graphic novel, I am neither a fan of short stories nor anthologies, and that is what this book is A collection of graphic stories I did not know that going in Mea culpa The stories are all about flight in one way or another, and while I quite liked the art, many of the stories in this collection were really weak That being said, there is wide variety of stories and artistic styles, and for that reason alone it might make sense to grab a library copy and give it a look see I ve got the next book in the series waiting for me, and will report back if I like it better Lovely anthology from assorted graphic novelists, most of which centered their craft around the theme of flight I was pleasantly surprised to see several female writers illustrators in the mix The art was sublime in its variety and richness The stories could use a little work, but at least they did not distract.Occasionally I am asked to speak in class before students begin a unit on Graphic Novels this is a perfect book to start the conversation. One day, when I was ten or so, alone in the dinnertime quiet of our suburban cul de sac, I reclined in the seat of an upturned Big Wheel and let my gaze wander upwards My head lay on the warm pavement, which hummed with the day s dissipating heat and, far below, the slow engine of the turning earth Staring past the handlebars, I watched as the pane of blue ahead, just a dusty ceiling an hour ago, began to slowly sink away, giving way to a distance I d considered but never quite conceived I fe One day, when I was ten or so, alone in the dinnertime quiet of our suburban cul de sac, I reclined in the seat of an upturned Big Wheel and let my gaze wander upwards My head lay on the warm pavement, which hummed with the day s dissipating heat and, far below, the slow engine of the turning earth Staring past the handlebars, I watched as the pane of blue ahead, just a dusty ceiling an hour ago, began to slowly sink away, giving way to a distance I d considered but never quite conceived I felt small, as you do, but also exhilarated and emboldened by the realization that the sky was somewhere a place you might go Flight is a series of meditations on that somewhere With the license granted by the sequential art form, these graphic artists use words and pictures to plumb those heights and dramatize the brash act of flying The collection delivers flights of fancy as well as grounded drama, and there s something for everyone, regardless of experience and comfort with comic art Some may even be surprised to find within it some reflection of themselves flight is as old as dreams though, by that token, so is showing up to class naked , and every one of us has had his turn playing amid the clouds And because we re not really supposed to be up there, and we can never stay for long, there is nascent in every flight, however brief or commonplace, the possibility of wonder, and the impertinence of childhood.So the next time you fly, do what I do and gloat a little Strapped to your assigned slice of steel and trundled to the very edge of the ground, keep your head high and your eyes open and, as the floor beneath you rises and the world beneath it falls away, kindly but firmly tell gravity to suck it You ll be back in a while, but just now you have somewhere to be

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  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Flight, Vol. 1
  • Kazu Kibuishi
  • English
  • 27 September 2017
  • 0345496361