Light by Rob Cham ★★★★☆
Published: 4th October 2016
Format: eBook / NetGalley
Genre: Graphic Novel
I received this for free via NetGalley, from Diamond Book Distributors in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Light is a ‘silent’ graphic novel, where the story is told entirely through the art work. We follow a (very adorable) creature as it goes on an adventure to find some crystals. On it’s way we meet various other creatures both allies and enemies.
Given the lack of text, the art work is the key focus of this graphic novel. And the art work is stunning. It’s beautifully simplistic, and does a fantastic job of portraying the story and the emotions of the characters without using words. There were a couple of times where it felt like we skipped ahead very quickly, but overall the plot was easy to follow. Although the characters are very cute, Rob Cham doesn’t shy away from a little bit of blood (it’s not in your face at all though). And I really loved the ending!
I was nervous trying out a graphic novel without text, but it worked incredibly well with this story and was executed wonderfully. I’d definitely recommend checking it out!
If you do get a chance to read it, the sequel Lost is available for free via the illustrator’s website robcham.me. I wasn’t a fan of the ending of this one, but it was still a beautiful graphic novel.