Flight, Volume 5

Flight, Volume 5

by Kazu Kibuishi (Editor)


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ISBN-13: 9780345505897
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/22/2008
Series: Flight Series
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 835,885
Product dimensions: 6.64(w) x 10.08(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Kazu Kibuishi was 24 years old and working full-time in the animation industry when he began developing the idea of doing Flight. He began contacting his friends in the animation, comics, and graphic novel world to see if they would want to join the project. He now works from his home studio in Pasadena, California, creating and promoting Flight and his popular young adult comic Daisy Kutter, which was nominated as an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults—the only graphic novel on the list in 2005.

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Flight, Volume 5 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
fyrefly98 on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Summary: The Flight anthologies are collections of short stories in graphic novel form. They don't have overt themes, per se, but in Volume 5, a number of the stories had to do with the power of childhood illusions and imaginations. (This is a vast oversimplification; the stories are always really varied, and can just as easily feature ninjas, zombie rabbits, cowboys, or baseball players.)Review: Now that I've gotten over my (false) preconception of "The Flight anthologies should mostly wordless" that I developed while reading Vols. 3 & 4, I enjoyed the heck out of this volume. Some highlights for me in Volume 5 included JP Ahomen's "Worry Dolls", about the way the dolls get rid of the worries from your mind while you sleep; Sarah Mensinga's "The Changeling", which had a really charming story and interesting artwork with a lovely palette; the lovely but incredibly sad "Voyage" by Kness & Made (I have a thing about polar bears, okay?); and Ryan North (of Dinosaur Comics) and John Martz's gleefully absurd "Scenes in which the Earth Stops Spinning and Everybody Flies Into a Wall", which is exactly what it sounds like. 4 out of 5 stars.Recommendation: These anthologies are visually stunning, full of interesting stories, and a great way to get exposed to the wide range of what comics can be, and can do. Definitely worth checking out.
agis on LibraryThing 3 months ago
The Flight Anthology - an anthology of short comics from people with an art background - is now in it's fifth volume. It's a wonderfully creative book - many of the artists are returning, but they still keep it fresh, and all of them are quite talented.Like the last few volumes, it starts off with Michel Gagne's ongoing wordless "Rex" tale, as good as ever; in general the writing effectively complements the wonderful art, even if it never reaches the same level. A few of them are flawed - "Seasons" is a little long, "Voyage" a little obvious, and "Delilah Dirk and the Aqueduct" and "N" weren't that interesting, but otherwise even the simpler stories (there are 21 in total) work.And the art is outstanding. Kazu Kibuishi (here "The Courier") never seems to disappoint; Reagan Lodge's "The Dragon", Sarah Mesinga's "The Changeling" were particularly beautiful. The latter and J.P. Ahonen's "Worry Dolls" had quite neat stories as well. As a whole, Volume 5 is one of the better volumes of the "Flight" series, and a very inventive comic anthology.
npilon on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Flight 5 is possibly the best Flight volume since the first. The quality of the stories is consistently high, their subject matter both appropriately thematic and varied, and their artistic presentation top-notch. The extremely experimental works are more carefully selected than they were in Flight 3 and 4, and the more conventional pieces more in-line with those found in the first volume.Particularly impressive works are: The Broken Path by Michael Gagné, Delilah Dirk and the Aqueduct by Tony Cliff, The Courier by Kazu Kibushi, n by Phil Craven, The Changeling by Sarah Mensinga, Mountains by Matthew Bernier, And They Called Me... Bigdome by Paul Rivoche, This Morning I Woke Up To Discover That I Was The Chosen One by Dave Roman, Two Kids by Grimaldi, Voyage by Kness & Made, and On The Importance of Space Travel by Svetlana Chmakova
SleepDreamWrite 12 months ago
Good volume.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago