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Tanpopo Volume 1

(Tanpopo #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  72 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Edge and emotion bring to life the story of a mysterious young girl who makes a pact with a devil. She is released from the machine that has been her only existence for the hope of finding happiness... Inspired by Goethe's Faust, a tragic play whose themes carry throughout this graphic novel. This edition has been reprinted in an extended version with additional pages and ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 40 pages
Published December 28th 2009 by d'Errico Studios (first published 2009)
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Lorra Fae
Nov 24, 2012 rated it liked it
beautiful art but boring to read.
Alex Richmond
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
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Bina Artiste
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was hoping on getting more copies of the series but we’ll see...
Lindsay
Aug 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Edge and emotion bring to life the story of a mysterious young girl who makes a pact with the devil. Released from the machine that has been her only existence, she hopes to find happiness...Tanpopo Volume 1 was inspired by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust: A Dramatic Poem. The play's tragic themes are carried throughout this graphic novel by Camilla d'Errico's manga-style artwork.

My second attempt at reviewing a graphic novel (my first was Hope Larson's Mercury). If this goes well, perhaps I'
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Hannah
Nov 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
These books are hard to review because the experience of reading them is so unique. It doesn't merely incorporate art and poetry into its storytelling, the pictures and text come together in a different way and become the story themselves. They can be a little hard to grasp at first, and requires a good deal of re-reading and soaking in. You have to consider the pictures and the words, and then how they relate to each other. The story itself is about a girl called Tanpopo who has been living con ...more
Erin O'neall
Dec 20, 2014 rated it liked it
I'm having trouble coming to terms with my feelings on this book. On one hand I liked the art and the premise of the story, but on the other hand I can't find it in myself to like it more. The fact that it was kind of unreadable was put me off the most. I know that this is suppose to be introspective and surrealist (I read the author's note and everything at the end to make sense of the story itself) but I wish that the font color, word bubble color, and font had been at least a little more cons ...more
Lena
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm probably not literature-savvy enough to really understand this story. But I felt very drawn to it, both the art style and the characters. I feel personally that I have no emotions and very trapped in my own world, like Tanpopo. I'm very curious to see how the rest of the story unfolds.
Birdie
Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Everything about this book is poetic. From start to finish the way the characters shape their sentences to their personal thoughts. It's really beautiful to read language like this in a picture book. The art is fantastic and incredibly original.
Jen Johnson
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
4 stars for the graphics, presentation, and concept. 3 stars for the actual content, which was difficult for me to enjoy.
Miss Malice
Feb 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful modern take on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust: A dramatic poem. Hauntingly the story is accompanied by the exquisite artwork of one of my favourite artists.
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Camilla d’Errico is a product of her split heritage, Italian and Canadian rolled into one: Italian fiestiness, Canadian politeness, and an early addiction to Saturday morning cartoons, comics and manga. Growing up she was more often doodling sexy damsels and dragons on her textbooks than reading them. In 1998 when Camilla first attended her first San Diego Comic Con she realised that a 9–5 day job ...more

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