Sunday, March 12, 2023

Pixies of the Sixties: You Really Got Me Now

Pixies of the Sixties: You Really Got Me Now is a groovy fantasy graphic novel with two stories by Gihef & Christan Lachenal and Jul Maroh. Originally published in French, this English language translation is due out 21st March 2023 from Humanoids. It's 112 pages and will be available in paperback format. 

Two engaging stories in graphic novel format, are self-contained in this volume. The publisher has also announced a second collection, due out in late second quarter 2023 with a similar format and more stories featuring pixies and humans, also set in the 60s.

The artwork is beautifully evocative and nostalgic and it supports and enhances the narrative very well. There's also a positive portrayal of same sex romantic relationships which was a pleasant surprise. That being said, this is a murder mystery and there is on-page violence and tragedy (and racism and homophobia), but the denouement and resolution are satisfying and well rendered.

Four stars. Strong storytelling and beautifully rendered artwork. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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