Written by Manuel A. Carmona
In the spirit of Throwback Thursday we decided to share a Truthful Review from a few months ago just cause' we love the story and the creator so much! The book we're reviewing today is Half Bloom, published by Saberdog Art; Written & Illustrated by the talented Kristin Mehaffey!
The premise of this story is about a teenage girl having an existential crisis of sorts. Lyca feels she's not where she should be in life compared to everyone around her because you see, the World in which this story takes place is populated by monsters; and she hasn't evolved into her monster self yet even though her friends and everyone at her school are already starting to or have fully turned into monsters. Her dad is a Werewolf, her mom a Medusa and so far she's struggling with her existence looking like a normal teenage human going to school in a monster World.
This comic is very funny and charming, the interactions between the main character and her friends, her parents and all the characters that populate this World are pure comedy gold! The sketchy artwork gives the comic a lot of personality, I would even go as a far as saying the art style is almost another character in the story; if you get my meaning. I feel that if the comic had been illustrated in a "cleaner" line it would've taken away from the feel of the comic, especially since it's a monster story; the art and the story are a perfect marriage. I give it two demon talons up! I highly recommend you read Half Bloom today!!!
You can read Half Bloom HERE!
As always... keep it Truthful!