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Flight, Volume Two
The graphic novel anthology that solidified the stature of the FLIGHT series as one of the most thoughtful, beautifully rendered works in the field.
"Last year, the first volume of Flight introduced a squadron of talented young cartoonists whose anime/animation influence struck a fresh note among jaded comics readers. This edition shows substantial growth while introducing some veterans, such as Jeff Smith (Bone) and Doug TenNapel (Creature Tech)...The sheer force of creative energy on display is impressive." -- Publishers Weekly for Flight, Volume Two (starred review)
"The first Flight anthology was one of those universally-beloved comics, and the second volume is maybe a little bit better." -- The Fourth Rail for Flight, Volume Two
"The quality is simply outstanding. It's probably safe to say that among its 432 pages, Flight has something to offer just about everyone." -- Comixfan.com for Flight, Volume Two
Authors contributing to Flight, Volume Two include: Michel Gagne, Doug TenNapel, Catia Chen, Jake Parker, Sonny Liew, Khang Le, Neil Babra, Don Hertzfeldt, Jen Wang, Kazu Kibuishi, Hope Larsen, Becky Cloonan, Matthew Woodson, Kean Soo, Phil Craven, Rodolphe Guenoden, Doug Holgate, Rad Sechrist, Justin Ridge, Herval, Bannister, Clio Chang, Ryan Sias, Johane Matte, Jeff Smith, Giuseppe Ferrario, Ben Hatke, Amy Kim Ganter, Joana Carneiro, Kness, Richard Pose, and Vera Brosgol.
The best in modern graphic short stories.
By E. Lavelle "To the skies!"
- January 24, 2008
Flight is a compliation of comics and short stories featuring the best in modern graphic design. The stories are sweet and often a bit heart warming, not for ones who prefer their comics full of gore. Comes in a super thick high quality, paperback with glossy pages, you'll find yourself turning page after page and staring in wonder. Would make a really excellent gift for the artist or art lover in your life. Flight is truly spectacular!
My favorite volume of the series
By Ryan Agadoni
- May 17, 2010
For those unfamiliar with the series, Flight is a compilation of short stories by a wide range of artists. Typically, these are solo jobs, with the artist handling all duties. The subjects vary, though many take place in fantastic other-worldly places. Some stories are funny, some are serious, some are sad, some are about simple joy. The quality is almost entirely very high: great stories married to terrific illustration. There are very few duds to be found (only one comes to mind for me in this book).
My favorites from this volume: Solomon Fix by Doug TenNapel (wonderful illustration style, great humor and characters, great minimalist color -- would like to see more of this world); Dance of the Sugar Plums by Don Hertzfeldt (simple drawings married to weird scenes scripted on post-it notes); Laika by Doug Holgate (really charming story about a dog shot into space); The Ride by Rodolphe Guenoden (beautiful illustrations with excellent story-telling). There are many... read more
The Perfect Reader for the Those Folks Looking for Something Different
- October 10, 2011
As a huge fan of independent comics, one of the big issues I have is that a lot of the work out there is hard to access or really enjoy, as it's either too small to "find", and/or too far out there to really justify a purchase. This anthology does a fantastic job of compiling a fascinating variety of good, solid and most importantly, imaginative works from lots of small time one-off illustrators/writers.
The result is a fairly substantial "grab-bag" of assorted goodness. Most of the pieces are only a couple of pages long, so there's room for a lot of different flavors. And while throwing a lot of different work into a single anthology is in-and-of-itself not a Herculean Task...having all that material generally organized in a way that's both worthwhile and engaging is. And that's where this book excels...the quality of the work in here, and the way in which is presented is both refreshing and rewarding.
There is definitely something for everybody in here, and I... read more
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