Friday, December 16, 2016
Echo Gear #2
author: Vincent Sammy
average rating: 4.00
read at: 2016/12/16
date added: 2016/12/16
'Echo Gear #2' by Vincent Sammy was probably not the right place to start reading, but I definitely liked what I saw. Now if I can just figure out what that was.
There is a story here, but I think it's better to approach this as an art puzzle that needs to be sorted out. Filled with interesting page elements and graphics, the art is in a two-tone style. The story I could pick out is an interview with a man who worked in various jobs, including a funeral home, and as a bus driver. In the bus driver job, he met a young boy he named Jacob van Gogh, who was called that because he was always sketching in a pad.
The story floats around a bit and has, what seems to me, nonsensical bits. I like the non-sequitur style of the story, and I imagine it all means something. What holds it together is the mysterious and unusual page layout. There are typefaces and drawings of odd devices. There are hints of things like backwards writing or musical staffs. I felt like there was a lot going on in the 21 pages I read. If only I could figure it out.
I received a review copy of this issue from Rosarium Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this issue.
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