The latest volume in our Louvre series, Rohan at the Louvre by Hirohiko Araki has been out for a bit now and we’ve gotten many fantastic mentions and reviews.
“Triggers bodily mayhem of a type sure to warm the hearts of old souls who remember the author’s early ’80s bio-mutation opus Baoh.”
“Looking like the work of a Japanese P. Craig Russell, Araki’s art lends a wistful mood to the tale’s proceedings and arrests the eye with willowy figures and expressive faces. Previous volumes of this graphic novel series published by the Louvre itself have all been excellent, and this is no exception.”
“Rohan at the Louvre is less aimed at the bovine teenagers grazing the manga aisles at Barnes and Noble and more toward the sort of mature, comics-as-artform crowd…The sort of bizarre, distinct, and memorable one-shot manga that rarely ever sees the light of day over in North America”
“A refreshing, visceral exploration of the concept of the artistic muse and the desperate lengths most of us will go to capture and hold onto inspiration.”
“Rohan at the Louvre belongs on everyone’s shelf! This book has rocketed to the top of my “Best of” list for the year.”
“I found Rohan to be an engrossing and welcomed change of pace from the majority of my comics reading these days. Rohan is also a beautiful book.”
“Araki’s striking color work is marvelously effective, adding another level to his artistry. While the color emphasizes the fantastic, Araki’s line and figure work tends toward the realistic, creating an interesting and engaging contrast. Araki’s illustrations are meant to be looked at and appreciated not just as part of the story but as art.”
“Araki’s style is flamboyant and flashy, an interesting merger between traditional Japanese linework and American slickness.”
Have you read Rohan At The Louvre yet? What are your thoughts?