You’ve probably heard of the Eisner Awards by now and if not, suffice to say they’re about as high as you can get in the comics world.
So you’ll understand why we’re over the moon at the news that The Property by Rutu Modan just scooped the Best New Graphic Novel award this past weekend. Hurrah!
Writing in the Observer, Rachel Cooke said, ”I know it’s only July, but I feel certain this will end up being my graphic novel of the year. Modan has it all. Her drawings are fantastically expressive, with the result that her characters are as many-layered as those you’ll find among the pages of a traditional novel. She is witty and wise, cool-headed in a world of feverish opinions. Most impressive of all, though, is her technique when it comes to matters of pace and deep emotion.”
Read more about The Property here.