I must have walked right by this graphic novel five or six times since it came out. Maybe I noticed the colors, maybe I noticed all of the foregrounded figures almost hiding the protagonist. I might have noticed the pale blue overtones of the background. But I didn’t pick it up.
Until yesterday, and I shouldn’t have waited. You’ve heard (or read) the story before, but it is so beautifully and so well told that it’ll feel brand new.
Here, for example, is New York during the day.
And at night.
I think that maybe pink (magenta?) is overlooked as a highlight color, and Cho is demonstrating just how much it can do.
Here are some beautiful details.
This is perfectly nice view of an apartment, with all the right furniture, lit by the television, etc. But look at the white boxes in the window. This panel caught my eye because of the simple depiction of multiple planes in the background buildings.
This is just a great drawing of familiar objects.
Really great work on every level.