Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Review: 3 Story One-Shot

Matt Kindt's graphic novel '3 Story: The Secret Files of the Giant Man is a charming an emotional tale about Craig Pressgang, a man who suffered from such a bad case of giantism he grew 3 stories tall. It is an amazing piece of visual storytelling, and I encourage everyone to check it out. This One shot issue is a series of short stories, originally published in MySpace Dark Horse Presents, that go hand in hand with Kindt's Graphic Novel. These stories are brief snippets of Craig's life, told from the point of view of people he has touched in some way throughout his interesting life.

The range of experiences these people have with the giant are vast, from a young woman so enthralled with the unique individual that she strips down to get his attention, to a couple of Egyptian workers who have the unpleasant task of transporting Craig's excretions to landfill. Each of the three stories told in the one-shot are deeply personal and feature characters that are real and loveable.

Kindt's art is nothing short of Beautiful. the soft watercolours are gorgeous, but they also evoke so much sentiment and warmth, kind of like milk and cookies with a hug from your mom before bedtime. There's a preview of Kindt's new series, Mind MGMT, Which is a great bonus. If you've read the 3 Story Graphic Novel, this one shot really enhances the experience. If you haven't read it, pick up this issue and prepare to be impressed.

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