Hello fellow artists, friends, lovers and creepy stalkers!
Today we have a lovely little treat from one of our dear WhiteFoxCub fans who has taken some time to write down his review on the ongoing comic "Thicker Than Blood". (which is of course the masterpiece created by our honeydew Isobel Kelly, aka WhiteFoxCub)
Many of you loyal followers and dedicated readers of course know WHY they appreciate the comic, but this review should still be worth your time to go through and by the end you will be reminded again why you should share this amazing experience with others across the world!!
Now please enjoy the review! ;DSynopsis:
Thicker Than Blood takes place in the 17th century era, it is a fictional world where humans co-exist with the demonic creatures of mythology. We follow the story of a young man named Salvador and his extraordinary experiences whilst serving as a royal soldier of The Five Crowns. A guild founded by the first five Nobles, whom centuries ago, released the city from the terrible reign of the vampire lord, Anubis. To this day, the royal soldiers continue to defend the city's populace against the demonic servants left behind by the vampire lord.
The Greatest thing "Thicker Than Blood" has going for it is style. Each page drips with flavor and elegance that shimmers over a core of horror and the macabre. The series has enough pages to eat an afternoon up and updates regularly at twice a month or more. The story is fairly standard re-imagining of Van Helsing with some dashes of Vampire Hunter D. But the beats work and the page and panel flow is fairly natural and well thought out.
Where the work suffers is in the bland, amateur and expository dialogue. There is no natural rhythm or flow to conversations and the characters state their feelings and motives like reading from the author's character sheet. The work could benefit from more visual story telling and less text overall.
However, it's a worthwhile read. If as nothing else but a study aid on how to use style to create mood. Indeed, I would probably enjoy the work far more if ninety percent of the text was cut and the art and I had to fill in the rest.
Thanks so much
for your honest review and thanks to all followers and fellow friends for your support!
Have a nice day, your derpy founder Split-Heart!