Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Avigon: Gods and Demons by Che Gilson and Jimmie Robinson

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Image Comics (June 29, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582405034
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582405032
  • List Price: $19.95
  • I finished this book on Oct. 15
I nabbed this one from my library's fledgling graphic novel collection cause I thought it looked neat. I was right. And p.s. search engines: no I did not mean "Avignon"
Back on task: Avigon is a clockwork robot sort of gal, only she has feelings. And she can break your neck like it's no big. You know, usual girl stuff. So anyway, she's annoyed that she's made to live with and obey the woman who created her so she's all: "I'm out, suckas!" and runs away. You and I both know that she's gonna find out that the outside world isn't as glamorous as she thinks it is. Apparently she hasn't ever read a book or seen an after school special like this. So, our girl takes a powder and gets the real world treatment and wears some fishnet clothes (awesome! did I mention she is a super badass and like 7 feet tall?). Eventually, important lessons are learned and one smarmy dude with some seriously warped views of love gets pwned.
Oh, and there's also a totally amazing fight between some broad with wings and a clockwork who looks like Robert Smith of The Cure (who did kick Barbara Streisand's ass in a fight). There was more than one moment where I gasped out loud during this book. (I historically have an inappropriate reaction to surprise/fear. Like laughing or saying really dumb things.) And there was certainly a surprise or two here.
The illustrations are very cool, lots of neat angles and images. Though it's black and white I'm throwing in a bonus color pic of some of the characters, cause I'm generous like that. Apparently this author, Che Gilson, is a mystery, cause I couldn't find much on here anywhere, but: please enjoy this interview she did about this book. Also, check out Jimmie Robinson's myspace. And...here's some more about the book.
Note: when I grow up I want to be a kick ass robot goth chick. That is all.


Carl V. said...

So glad you discovered this. I got it way back when it first came out because the art was so appealing and I too really enjoyed the story. Several years later the much promised sequel came out. It is good and yet had a sadness that I ultimately wished was the way the story played out. I'm disappointed this story didn't go on past 2 graphic novels.

Carl V. said...

Oh, and congrats on home ownership! Would love to hear more about this new chapter of your life.