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The Complete Geisha

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Geisha is the futuristic tale of Jomi Sohoda, an android with a knack for painting. Adopted early in her development by the Kami family, Jomi has been assimilated into regular human life - except society sees her as an outcast, something less than human. This makes it rather difficult for her to sell her paintings, so to make money, she joins the family bodyguard business,...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 22nd 2003 by Oni Press (first published 1999)
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Susan Rose
This one off graphic novel tells the story of a robot artist trying to discover if you really need a soul to create art. It could be described as many things, YA, science fiction or a story about art and this gives the book a really wide appeal.

This is a short little book of stories focusing on the same set of characters, the plots are good and the questions it raises. Also the characters are well portrayed and equally well drawn.

Basically its an enjoyable quick read which isn't going to chang...more
The characters are utterly unengaging, which makes the story, at times, hard to follow.
The main character is an android, which appears to cause her a number of problems. Unfortunately it is hard for the reader to identify with Jomi's misfortunes, as they are quite inconsistent and often incomprehensible. At times one even forgets the protagonist is not human, as all the characters look (and act) quite similar.
I gave up a few pages from the end, it didn't feel worth my time.
Skip it, you won't mis...more
I read this book in one day. It is about a million times better than the Love Fights series by the same creator.

In this one, an almost human android is a painter who works in her family's security business on the side. It is far-fetched, but entertaining. It's sort of like eating cake for breakfast--yummy in the moment, but not substantial enough to get you through to the morning break.
Carlos Rioja
I loved the graphic style. The story is entertaining, but I'm not crazy about it.
wonderful andi watson (of course). takes place in the future,in the background of one panel a character is wearing a san jose sharks jacket. did they win a stanley cup by then?
Rob Kaas
Nov 22, 2008 Rob Kaas rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: artsy types and fans of good stories
Proof that a simple story with characters who remain true to themselves is often the best one.

One of my first indy press graphic novel purchases, way back when.
lucy by the sea
A totally simple comic with a simple storyline and simple drawings. Whats makes it good is the setting and characters are not simple.
An aggressively uncompelling story. Snooze.
Needed refinement: seemed like a fanwork.
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Andrew "Andi" Watson (born 1969) is a British cartoonist and illustrator best known for the graphic novels Breakfast After Noon, Slow News Day and his series Love Fights, published by Oni Press and Slave Labor Graphics.

Watson has also worked for more mainstream American comic publishers with some work at DC Comics, a twelve-issue limited series at Marvel Comics, with the majority at Dark Horse Com...more
More about Andi Watson...
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus Vol. 4 Clubbing Breakfast After Noon Love Fights, Vol. 1 Slow News Day

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