Lifelike is a diverse collection of slice of life stories... and beyond. Each vignette, illustrated by a different artist, presents a glimpse into a different corner of the world outside our window. From the sentimental to the shocking, the familiar to the unknown, it's all here. Lifelike's stories are not limited to the cliched autobiographic tales so often associated witLifelike is a diverse collection of slice of life stories... and beyond. Each vignette, illustrated by a different artist, presents a glimpse into a different corner of the world outside our window. From the sentimental to the shocking, the familiar to the unknown, it's all here. Lifelike's stories are not limited to the cliched autobiographic tales so often associated with the genre. Instead, the stories range in content from noir crime to love stories to war memoirs to humorous conversation pieces. A multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cast of characters infuses the book with a realism often missing from today's comics....
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This is a beautiful collection of vignettes. A few of them hit me square in the feels, like the comic's opener "The Long Journey," "Art/Life," and "The Routine." The common theme in all of them seemed to be the challenging of first impressions. You think you may know what the story is going to be about, only to have the ending completely surprise you.Naraghi had a different artist for each story, which was extremely cool. My favorites were Jerry Lange, with his surreal use of watercolors and Tom Williams for his caricature styler and earthy color pallet.Definitely worth the read for short story enthusiasts.
Part of my ongoing exploration of comics and graphic novels. I picked this up from the library, on a random browse. I really like the various styles from the different artists. I also really enjoyed the various stories--some of them profound and some of them mundane. I liked the little twists that they take and how Naraghi captures the best and worst of humanity. For someone just starting to explore the medium, I think that this provided a good cross-section of the different types of stories that can be told through serial art.
I'm one of the artists on this book. This book collects some of Dara's earlier shorts that ran on Komikworks as a webcomic. I think it's interesting as you get to see Dara's development as a writer. The gap between Skin Deep and the Imaginarians is two or three years for me. Dara's currently got more work coming out from IDW. Including an adaptation of Cory Doctorow stories, and a zombie/dinosaur piece that had me sold at the concept.
this book has a great variation of drawing styles, but poor stories/writing. i wanted a lot more out of the stories, but none of them added up to much. friends, i know you'd never have found this anyway, but if you do end up seeing it, don't buy it. just borrow it from me for a day or two.
Nice selection of artists, but disappointing and mindless stories.