Olive: By the Light of the Full Moon: Script by Vero Cazot & art by Lucy Mazel
My Rating: 5 stars!
Cover Rating: 10/10 this is beautiful! I love everything about it. When I saw this cover I knew I had to pick up this comic!
Publisher: Europe Comics
Publish Date: July 15th 2020
Number of Pages: 58
Received: Netgalley provided an e-arc in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: Olive, age 17, has a rich and vivid inner life. She has created an imaginary world that she’s able to visit whenever she chooses. But her daily life on earth is shaken up by the arrival of a new roommate at boarding school, who won’t leave Olive alone. And even more upsetting: a mysterious spaceman makes a surprise appearance in her imaginary world! A coming-of-age story that will take Olive far from her comfort zone, as she discovers unsuspected sides of herself and the world around her.
This story felt so unique and beautiful to me. I’m in love with the art! I loved seeing this girls inner world as she sees it. The oddness of the rubber duck and the cool sciency blobs she used as beds and chairs. I got lost in all of that.
It is a really quick read. I got through it in less then 20 minutes. Yet, in that time I had so much fun in the world and I know there will be more to explore in future issues.
This comic is fun, short, and full of possibility. I am so excited to read more of it in the future!
About the Author:
Not very keen on oral expression, French writer Véronique (Véro) Cazot had to learn very early on to use a pen, then a keyboard, to write all kinds of things: love letters, letters of motivation, trailers for television, sketches for a one-woman show and screenplays of movies and series… She then spread into scriptwriting for comics as well. Author of the humorous two-part series “Et toi, quand est-ce que tu t’y mets?”, she continued her journey with two graphic novels: “Les petites distances” and “Betty Boob,” which won numerous awards including the FNAC BD prize in 2018 and a selection at the Eisner Awards in 2019. She was brought on by Dupuis in 2020 to give life to the series “Olive” (Europe Comics in English), illustrated by Lucy Mazel.
About the Artist:
Luzy Mazel (sadly I couldn’t find anything about the awesome artist of this adorable comic)
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