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Collected in a deluxe hardcover edition and sized at a ...
Collected in a deluxe hardcover edition and sized at a generous 9" x 12", Freaks of the Heartland has now been redesigned to perfectly display Ruth's stunning artwork.
Posted April 29, 2012
This was my first graphic novel, aside from comic books and Heavy Metal as a kid. But the cover caught my eye.
I loved the graphics in this novel! The colors reminded me of the movie Sin City. Beiges and tans, gold, black, with striking orange and red splattered throughout. The colors of fall.
The faces were very expressive, and one of my favorites was one that did not make it into the finished product (as it was deemed too "scary" for the character to gain the sympathy of the reader), but it can be found in the "Sketchbook and Notes" at the end of the novel.
The novel had a good storyline, and attracted me because of the "creep factor". The idea of a giant deformed kid being kept in the barn, hidden from society, was just too creepy to resist!
So, for someone like me that has never read a graphic novel, this was a great way to be introduced to the genre. The author was also behind the graphic novel 30 Days of Night, which was adapted to movie a few years ago, and I absolutely love that movie. It has the ultimate "creep factor"!
If you like graphic novels, or if you like horror, check out Freaks of the Heartland. You won't be sorry!
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