Minicomic Minute: SHE IS RESTLESS vol 3: maelstrom

The clever binding of Rebecca Mir’s simple, beautiful book helps build its sense of surprise and novelty.

Today I have a book by Rebecca Mir that seems to not be a comic, but I still find it sequential in nature, especially in how it’s constructed.  There is a simplicity and elegance in how it unfolds, and a masterful touch in how that unfolding is planned so that the reader is faced with a larger reveal, and not a smaller, weaker reveal. Check it out!

Also, I forget to mention this in the video, but I love the contrast between the rigid grid of the graph paper, and the loose freedom of the organic maelstrom pattern.

In the Minicomic Minute, I look at all of the wonderful books that are being made in the indie comic self-publishing scene.  In my opinion, we are really in a golden age of book making.  The quality of books coming from self publishers is breathtaking!  While there are many fine reviewers out there that look at content (I’ll be the first to say that content is king), I’m going to focus on the actual fabrication of these wonderful tomes.  How are the books made?  What simple decisions are self-publishers making to turn a good book into an AMAZING book?  We’ll see!  A new review every Monday!

SHE IS RESTLESS Volume 3: maelstrom

By Rebecca Mir Grady$33 x 2.125 minicomic | 1 pages | full-color2012self-published Buy SHE IS RESTLESS

Jon Chad