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Gilbert and Gubar's The Madwoman in the Attic after Thirty Years
Annette R. Federico, Sandra M. Gilbert
Annette LaPointe

Sei: Death & Legend: Death and Legend

SEI: Death & Legend - Sho Murase The story is a confused and amateurish retelling of Japanese creation myths, obviously influenced in tone and style by [author:Neil Gaiman}'s [book:The Sandman] series, but not incorporating its influences well. The proofreading is abominable.

And none of this matters because the art is gorgeous. Murase's swirling lines and extravagant colors are less like manga or traditional comics than Art Deco, or Klimt; the layering of patterns and the design of shapes is just as beautiful as the flow of the lines.

The art, like the storytelling, wears its influences a little too obviously, but it's a first work; I am looking forward to see how Murase's style has matured and developed by [book:Me2].