What Did I Learn?
weekly webcomic reviews by Delos
(this is a repost)
Little Creature by Ursula Vernon is a different kind of webcomic. As a matter of fact, it challenges my notions about what a comic “is.”
I quickly found myself thinking mostly about the way this comic is set up. You see, my first impression is that if there is more text than images, then it’s a story with illustrations. Children’s books are like that, especially.
Wait a minute, though. Why should I have such a strict definition of book or comic? In this case, the images are striking and powerful. They provide a significant part of the Little Creature experience. If you took them out, the text would fail to have the special life it does. And I don’t think this comic would have been as effective as it is with more pictures or less words.
The main character, a Little Creature, has a choice to make that could have a major effect on the world. That’s as much summary as I feel comfortable offering up, but it’s definitely a comic. It rises based on the visuals and the text gives it motion.
What did I learn?
Know your preconceptions and do not let them rule you. Don’t be afraid, it’s just a Little Creature.