One of the local weeklies, the Portland Mercury, has some great comics coverage this week for Stumptown, and they include a review of Spell Checkers written by Courtney Ferguson. The whole thing is in the link:
"Spell Checkers jumps between present-day, manga-style drawings by Nicolas Hitori De, and clean, beautiful work by Joëlle Jones, who draws the witches in kindergarten flashbacks. The pairing of the two styles is initially a bit jarring--Hitori De's work is wispy and light, which makes the 15-year-olds look more juvenile than in Jones' crisp drawings. But settling into Jamie S. Rich's story it becomes apparent that the witches have devolved into a childish high-school power play, with Jones' work emphasizing how strong the girls were before boys and clothes took precedence. The sum result is a fun, fast book--one to follow as the Spell Checkers series continues."
The paper also has a review of Hope Larson's Mercury, which I highly recommend.
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