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Love is the Reason

(Cavalcade of Boys)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Love is the Reason follows the lives and loves of four big city bachelors as they muck about modern romance. The intertwined stories of Aubrey, Michael, Chase, and Tighe are at times dark, sexy, romantic, and funny. Creator Tim Fish (Cavalcade of Boys, Strugglers) delivers this complete stand-alone story, expanding the 2007-2008 newspaper serial Cavalcade of Boys with 50% ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published December 15th 2008 by Poison Press (first published December 2008)
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Mar 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Bubbles
It is no secret that I'm a fan of graphic novelist Tim Fish's style. I reviewed his GN Strugglers here around this time last year. Fish has a clean, open art style that allows the characters to be expressive without being cluttered. Most of this new work originally appeared as a newspaper serial, and Fish retains the landscape layout on those pages (which means turning the book sideways to read) but reverts to standard portrait layout for the new pages. Conveniently most of the new pages come at ...more
Jan 24, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This collection of the 2007-2008 newspaper serialization of Cavalcade of Boys is not Tim Fish at his finest. Perhaps it’s the stronger narrative of the 20-some-odd-page format available in your standard comic book issue that works best for Fish’s various soap operatic plots – as opposed to his one or two-page mini-episodes here. Or maybe it’s simply the fact that Fish may have already hit his creative peak. Whatever the case, this slender follow-up to his recently collected Cavalcade of Boys omn ...more
From site: "...told in a way that constantly feels fresh, sometimes willingly corny but never too much, romantic without being sappy, and funny without belittling the characters.
Tim Fish's art is by now very assured, able to create recognisable faces, offering pages with a real density in the background and a vivid variety of expressions and body language. In a word, it makes the stories believable, and constantly adds to the pleasure of reading. I particularly like the fu
May 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Love is the Reason is a collection of shorts written in five parts, each of which follows one of four characters from Cavalcade of Boys (Part 1 is a general intro). While overall on par with his other work, there was some jerkiness in the dialogue in Part 2, which managed to shake up the flow enough to cost the book a star. Still, Love is the Reason was quite enjoyable and I highly recommend it.
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this graphic novel and recommend it to others. John Michael Chase was my favourite, of course. Although I wish Aubrey was more indepth. The drawings were good.
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is what I was looking for from Tim Fish! It's deeper than his other books, perhaps because he's only focusing on four characters, so they have more room to grow. Good stuff. ...more
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