THOUGHTS ON COMICS: Ravine Volume One
Stjepan Sejic is among my favorite artists in comics, and certainly (along with Artgerm) the artist I’m always most excited to see creating a cover for one of mine. Now, in Ravine, we get the treat of a book fully created, drawn, and co-written by Sejic. This first volume, from page one to the conclusion (and hell, even the appendix), is as beautiful as the cover. The writing is smart, delicately plotted, and expert in the way it delves out kernels of a very expansive mythology. What interests me most, though, is the character-driven nature of the story. Sejic’s art captures an incredible range of emotion here, working along with his script (co-written by industry giant Ron Marz) to deliver a wholly original high fantasy work.
I can’t wait for Volume Two. And more Lynn. While the whole thing is an astonishing achievement, I’m still reeling from how much that character rocks. Ginger power!