Whitby Syme's Reviews > Mouse Guard: Winter 1152

Mouse Guard by David Petersen
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Mar 07, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, comics
Read from March 07 to 10, 2010

A beautifully drawn and coloured fantasy tale. The attention to detail really makes their world seem authentic.

Although the mice look great I was worried towards the start that the character design (small all-black eyes, few facial features) would make expressiveness a problem. When it came to any dramatic moments however their gestures and small details - like creases around the eyes - conveyed emotion wonderfully.

Making mice the central characters is great. The whole world is dangerous, due to its scale, and something simple like an owl can play the role of a dragon.

In simple one/two panels sequences characters are expanded on really well, and by the end I felt like I knew a lot of their motivations and backstory.

Haven't read the first book - bought it today. Good times!

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