This is a really odd comicbook. I'm not really sure what to make of it. The plot is straight-forward enough to begin with. The protagonist is a young, religious boy - and I think his characterization is accurate enough, he's quite strange. The boy's older brother goes to a strange country to teach English to the natives that will begin working at a theme-park tourist destination. The book was interesting to me specifically because I was looking into teaching English in China this summer (a friend of mine is going, but I backed out at the last second because I'm fearful).
art seems really awful at first, and then the coloring is just broad
single-colored paint strokes over the entire panel, or page. I'm not
sure if there's some significance to the colors, or why some panels are
colored and others are not. It seems random.
It somehow kept me
interested enough to come back to it, and over a week's time, about 20
minutes per day, I read the thing. So it wasn't interesting enough for
my usual one-sitting reading style, but interesting enough that I
actually came back to it (usually if a book doesn't hook me enough to
read it in a long sitting I'll just forget about it). I think it
had to do with the strange-ness of the whole thing, but the ability of
the author to keep it grounded enough that I was legitimately interested
for the plot - I wanted to see if something strange would actually
This book is a story about brotherhood and self-identity
hidden within a strange form of communication. I'm reminded of the
story-telling abilities of my friend who had Asperger's.