“The Sculptor” by Scott McCloud Review


The Sculptor

Author: Scott McCloud

Release Date: February 2015

An excellent example of the type of story the graphic medium is capable of excelling in. This story was about a sculptor who made a deal where he could create whatever he envisioned however he only had 200 days left to live.

Along the way the book becomes a love story. I can see how some might find Meg to be a “manic pixie dream girl” type character but within the story all the characters felt a bit over dramatic in a fun way. The art was consistently clear and added to the story; in particular a couple of collage pages full of memories near the end.

I’ll admit I got a bit choked up twice while reading this, once at near the end and again when the author shared a personal story about his family. Highly recommended.



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