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3.77  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Summerland is the story of Santana and her cousin Gwen who work on a play with Chucho while all three are vacationing, created by the animator Paloma Dawkins, who works in a riotous color palette.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published 2016 by Retrofit Comics
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David Schaafsma
“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.”

Summerland is Paloma Dawkins’ story of Santana and her cousin Gwen who work on a play with Chucho while all three are vacationing. Idyllic, a time of youth, set in wild, swirling colors. A second part of the story takes place in the future, no longer idyllic, so a different color palette, not quite as fun, the adult world, and then two of the kids come back together briefly in the end to remember those days and reconnect with that magic. That’s about it for w
Aug 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, 2016
Reading this is like wrapping yourself in idealized, sticky Augusts when everything was Important and Achievable. There are a few threads here that don't go very far, but it's a short and beautiful read -- Paloma Dawkins use of colors makes the whole thing swirl dreamily around you.
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
This comic is notable for its striking, almost glowing color palette.
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Summer Land is a visually arresting comic in which Dawkins contemplates how the world changes as we move through it. While not huge on plot it's breathtaking in its style. Bold lines and bolder colours create an experience I won't soon forget.
Jun 10, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed it. I'm glad I bought it; I'll definitely read it again. It just didn't quite do it for me this time around. The art isn't really my cup of tea normally, but honestly I really liked how it made me feel here. It was quite mesmerizing! Perhaps on further readings I'll change my mind about the book as a whole.

I really didn't like a lot of the dialogue. There's no real plot or characters or anything, so I don't expect much, but a lot of it was just awkward. It didn't seem to add anything m
Like a glass of iced tea on a hot, nostalgic summer day.
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