Cathedrals will fall, the river will run red... and THE BIRD will be SLAUGHTERED!

REVIEW: Sparks & The Fallen Star

– By Stephen Folklore Harper

Being a fan and collector of comic books for a very long time, I’ve come across almost every genre and style. I grew up on a heavy dose of the commercial books and even though I still read them from time to time I’ve tended to drift onto independent titles, as I find they have had a lot more to say. In recent years independent titles have become increasingly popular, so even they are starting to cover similar themes. I’ve always thought if you’re going to self publish yourself it’s because you’re sick of either not getting that break or you’re sick to death of the same generic work on sale and you wish to break the mould.

14572374_10154754944746178_5517045571066597352_nIt’s so refreshing when you finally come across a book that breaks that mould. A book that is completely different to others on the market. Lyndon White’s ‘Sparks and the Fallen Star’ is a gorgeous, unique book with a childlike depth to it. The story focuses on a robot that falls to earth and strikes up an unlikely partnership with an otter to solve the mystery of why the stars have gone out. The genius of this book is its simplicity. Beautifully, sparsely narrated dialogue, its direction is in its visuals that flow from panel to panel.

White uses amazing perspective in his illustrations that transports you into the story. This isn’t just storytelling of the highest caliber, White’s artwork is a thing of wonder. He draws with such a dreamlike technique, with flashes of white outlining characters and key moments.

57b36d7e736525199bc4e8b45d4c65d8_l

 

The story is an extremely emotional one, merging heroic acts, drama and hope, but overall a story of friendship.

‘Sparks and the Fallen Star’ is a true thing of beauty. White is an amazing talent that I personally can’t wait to see what he does next.


Review by- Stephen Harper

Follow Stephen via:
Twitter @folkloreart
Facebook.com/damnationavenue

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Slaughtered Bird Films’ horror short film, BURN, nabs festival awards!
We don’t like to blow our own trumpets here at The Slaughtered Bird but, y’know, FUCK IT – we’re damn proud of our debut film production, BURN, created in collaboration with Dragon Egg Media! Since post-production finished last year, our 15-minute short has received numerous excellent reviews, been busy finding its feet on the festival circuit and gratefully receiving many Official Selection laurels from around the world, and now it’s picked up its first award… or three! Read on...
INTERVIEW: David Naughton
untitled It’s not every day you get to speak to the lead actor in possibly your favourite horror film of all time. Especially on a Tuesday. Tuesdays are usually rubbish! David Naughton should need no introduction to horror fans. Back in 1981, An American Werewolf In London had unprepared cinema goers laughing heartily one second and jumping out of their seats in terror the next. Its tale of two young American tourists coming face-to-teeth with a legendary lycanthropic beast perfectly married a genuinely funny script with razor sharp editing, groundbreaking special effects and a flawless cast to create a monster movie that is still many people’s benchmark today Read on...
Advertise HERE!
CQJR7SyWwAADBd_ We currently have advertising space available at very reasonable rates, so if you have a product you want to let people know about then please email us at theslaughteredbird@gmail.com with your needs and we can give you more info. Read on...