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Green Monk

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Green Monk follows the adventures of a Monk cast out of his order, wandering a mythical Russian countryside. His only companion is a magical blade of grass that draws him into a brutal struggle against a terrifying foe. "Imaginative ideas abound in this book, like a blade of grass that can cut mountains and a witch's head held at bay by gripping its braided lock. Every sin ...more
Paperback, 132 pages
Published 2009 by Whistling Cloud
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David Stewart
Green Monk is about an exiled monk with a blade of grass style sword that can cleave anything...literally anything. In this tale, which I have to assume is part of a larger narrative, he battles a giant who happens to be terrorizing a local countryside. The story is short, with a fair share of action and a few moral lessons thrown in. I enjoyed reading through it, even though it only takes about ten to fifteen minutes to read in its entirety. The drawing is simple, in an almost anime style but s ...more
Rose
This was a cleanly told, brief little story. The plot was enjoyable, and clearly sets up a take-off point for a larger work, but I was most impressed by the layout - if the artist had a less thorough understanding of line and motion, the action in single-panel pages could have felt very flat. Instead, fight scenes flowed easily and my eye never stumbled. I do love clear focal points. A well executed, satisfying book all around.
Kokeshi
An excellent little graphic novel in a perfect format with great drawings and an intriguing story. I definitely wanted this story to continue, but even in its shortness there is exceptional story telling. I look forward to what comes next
furious
a weird little book that feels like it's a chapter in a longer work. very reminiscent of Jeff Smith's style. little dialogue, big action. all single panel pages. very cool, can't wait to see more.
Alison
One of YALSA's top picks in graphic novels for for Teens of the year. Enjoyed it-I look forward to future adventures of Alexey the Monk-and future work from Brandon Dayton.
Chris Tsang
Not as good as I thought it would be, but a fun quick read. Those who like graphic novels will read in about 5-10 minutes.
Lindsay
A quick, simple comic but well illustrated and well told. I found the style reminiscent of Jeff Smith.
Wendy
Very small book.

Simple story of forgiveness(?), maybe redemption is the better word.
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Brandon Dayton was born in Los Angeles, California in 1977, the third of 5 brothers. He developed a love for drawing at an early age, and after his exposure to such animated films as The Little Mermaid and Akira, decided he would make drawing and storytelling his life’s work.

During his high school years, he experimented with comics, music and film, ultimately enrolling in the Film program at Brigh
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