Funeral of the Heart

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Funeral of the Heart

Funeral of the Heart Funeral of the Heart is Leah Hayes stylistic tour de force and graphic novel debut featuring a series of short stories by Hayes and illustrated entirely using the otherworldly medium of scratchboard

  • Title: Funeral of the Heart
  • Author: Leah Hayes
  • ISBN: 9781560978886
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Paperback
  • Funeral of the Heart is Leah Hayes stylistic tour de force and graphic novel debut, featuring a series of short stories by Hayes and illustrated entirely using the otherworldly medium of scratchboard Hayes creates a world of unease and ambiguity populated by obsessive characters, forlorn animals, and mysterious, inanimate objects odd occurrences, unnerving deaths and unFuneral of the Heart is Leah Hayes stylistic tour de force and graphic novel debut, featuring a series of short stories by Hayes and illustrated entirely using the otherworldly medium of scratchboard Hayes creates a world of unease and ambiguity populated by obsessive characters, forlorn animals, and mysterious, inanimate objects odd occurrences, unnerving deaths and unconventional but genuine love bind these characters and their stories together In The Bathroom, a middle aged couple discover a mysterious tunnel in their poolhouse after a neighbor s child accidentally drowns in their pool leading to an immaculate bathroom and another drowning In The Needle, two sisters suffer the death of their grandmother as well as her possible resurrection at the hands of the woman with the needle.The stories are hand lettered and juxtaposed against stark, highly stylized, graphically powerful, black and white images Stories with titles like The Bathroom, The Needle, and The Hair sound innocuous, but they aren t fables that should be read to one s children unless your children enjoy being made uneasy by beautiful things.

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    1. Jeremy on said:

      You know maybe at some point I'll post a full review peppered with generally archaic or otherwise obtuse words that I found in a thesaurus, but for now I will simply say this: have you ever worked with scratchboard before? It is a fucking nightmare. All hail Leah Hayes.

    2. Steve on said:

      During this past spring, Leah Hayes's first graphic novel, Funeral of the Heart, was released to much fanfare. The press release for the graphic novel says she is "poised for greatness" and calls the book a "stylistic tour-de-force." But this hype is a bit of a stretch, and even calling this book a graphic novel is in every possible way a misnomer. It is actually a collection of five sparsely illustrated short stories which do have their shining moments but as a whole never really gel with one a [...]

    3. Sam Quixote on said:

      This book is appalling. The drawings look like they were done by a five year old, the stories have no weight to them and are the meanderings of an inexperienced and clueless writer. To be honest, it's mostly just large, unsightly drawings of unrealistic humans with no expressions followed by entire pages or white writing on black. Hayes uses the scratchboard technique to tell her boring stories and it's only this that warrants mentioning Thomas Ott and Frans Masereel. Ott and Masereel are real t [...]

    4. hyacinthine on said:

      i need to word this properly but basc: peculiar but simplistic. the art more compelling than the stories (save for the needle & the hair, perhaps). most of the stories read more like concepts than fleshed out narratives but that might just be the stunted prose. and many paragraphs seemed to have organization problems, sentences that should have been rearranged in order to flow better. i can picture this as a stylistic choice but not one with a purpose i could surmise. it made reading more di [...]

    5. Joshua on said:

      This batch of weird, tragic stories would be interesting enough, but it's the drawings that make it all so oddly moving and thrilling. That hatching! Those plump, doomed faces! It's all pretty genius, and Fantagraphics, true to form, puts it together in a freaking gorgeous black-and-white paperback, which you just gotta see to appreciate.

    6. Marta on said:

      Beautiful scratchboard drawings accompany short stories with a feeling of noir and fairytale/myth. Overall I found the images more engaging than the stories. The one exception was the last story, The Hair, which I really liked.

    7. Trudy Whatnot Books on said:

      This book in it black and white dressing just pulled me in.Collectible copies here:florida-houserater/p/11Read my review:fh-whatnot/2011/0

    8. Devery on said:

      This is one of the most moving and beautiful and frightening books I've ever read. It is so moving that I tried to tell/explain the story "The Hair" to my husband and I couldn't stop crying and by the end neither could he.

    9. Alexia on said:

      Bad writing, great scratchboard illustrations. The short story "The Hair" stands above the rest though, it was a great closing.

    10. Bob Lopez on said:

      Great, depressing stories, weird almost ugly artwork, the last story, the Hair, was far and away the best. A beautiful end to a great collection. Would recommend!

    11. Ilan on said:

      Strange short stories. Sometimes the graphics are disconnected with the words.

    12. Fantagraphics Books on said:

      This debut graphic novel is a stylistic tour-de-force featuring a series of short stories illustrated entirely using the otherworldly medium of scratchboard.

    13. Alex on said:

      Blunt, unsettling short stories accompanied by exceptional scratchboard drawings: good times for everyone!

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