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REVIEW: The Isle of the Dead, A Short Graphic Fiction 


REVIEW: The Isle of the Dead, A Short Graphic Fiction 

Book Title: The Isle of the Dead, A Short Graphic Fiction

Book Description: One widow’s journey into the underworld, based on the famous painting the Isle of the Dead by Arnold Bocklin

Book Author: Dillion Fields

Book Format: Paperback

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Illustrator: Diego Guerra

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  • Editing


I just got done reading The Isle of the Dead and it subverted my expectations of what it was going to be. I thought that it would be a zombie comic, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this is about a widow’s cycle of grief which is a powerful lesson that is well executed in the comic. The art makes it seem a bit old-fashioned and I like it because it matches up with the period piece. I also think that this comic being based on a painting shows how powerful comics can be and adds more to the art and how people can interpret the painting. The constant theme of staying on the path adds more meaning to the comic and while it is short it has meaning. The mythical world in this comic also adds a mystery to it as I read along so I would like to see where it all will lead to.

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My name is Ryan and I am a huge fan of comics and everything pop culture. I am an avid comic book reader and aspiring comic book writer.

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