The Lagoon

The Lagoon

Book - 2008
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A haunting, lyrical graphic novel debut. A family is seduced by the song ofthe Creature from the Black Lagoon in talented young cartoonist LilliCarr#65533;'s first long-form work, and how each member reacts to theCreature's siren call in The Lagoon is the crux of the story.Carr#65533; experimented with nib pens and brushes while drawing thisblack-and-white graphic novel, giving the art a different feel from herprevious, Eisner-and-Harvey-Award-nominated story, The Tale of WoodsmanPete . Lagoon was influenced by the films Creature from the BlackLagoon and Night of the Hunter , but reads more like the gothic familynarratives of Flannery O'Connor. Rhythms - taps, the ticking of a metronome -are punctuated by silences that pace this "sound"-driven story.Older teen and adult readers are invited to imagine the enigmatic Creature'shaunting, ever-shifting tune as it reverberates through weedy waters, eventuallyescaping the lagoon to creep into windows at night.

Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics, c2008.
ISBN: 9781560979548
Branch Call Number: Graphic Fic
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 25 cm.

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