The Snodgrass Conspiracy (The Lost Colony #1)
by Grady Klein
Set in nineteenth-century America, The Lost Colony takes place on a mysterious island unknown to the rest of the world. No one knows it exists except its citizens, a colorful and outrageous band of capitalists, inventors, hucksters, and freemen. They jealously guard the island's fantastic wealth from the prying fingers of the outside world, even as they attempt to conceal...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 2nd 2006 by First Second
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I bought this book on a whim recently because it was raining and the book store I was trapped in had it on super-sale. Also, the topic seemed right up my alley (American history and such). After reading it I am...confused. Maybe I need to see where this first book fits in with the rest of the series? Maybe I don't read enough graphic novel-type things to have the proper context for judging these kinds of things? Well, I remain intrigued at the very least, though not enough to look for the other...more
An odd little book, set on the peculiar island home of some peculiar people, in 19th century America. My American history isn't very good, but I think it's an alternative US, since slavery is still legal. I can't say I enjoyed it all that much - the characters were interesting, but the story's told mainly via a series of close-up shots of their heads, which becomes a bit wearing after a while.
this is a very interesting project - hard to tell what exactly is going on just by reading vol. 1. some interesting racialized figures, including a oaxacan mad scientist posing as a chinky chinaman. the landscape is very virginia/carolinas (?) - sometimes the art is hard to follow, despite (or maybe because of) popping color.
This book...19th century America before slavery ended, a magical secret island, 'colorful' characters, blah blah blah - I just reread this and nothing's made an impression. Which is a shame because I really like the style of the book, the art, the lettering, etc. Maybe Book Two makes more sense.