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Crawl Space: Narnia inside a washing machine | Review

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Published on Feb 13, 2018

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Jesse Jacobs is not only a cartoonist, canada, has worked with Cartoon Network for Adventure Time), but also an experimenter who, through his graphic novel, is constantly in search of a own language and its purpose is to tell “his version” of recurring themes such as the creation of the universe, the love story and the discovery of new worlds by the girls on the threshold of adolescence.

In Italy we can know the work of Jabos thanks to Eris Editions, which already had proposed to her, And so you will know the universe and the gods and Safari Honeymoon. This time to land in bookstores is a Crawl Space (which can be translated as “the cellar”, “attic”, “boiler room”: in other words, a term that indicates the rooms of the less-visited of a house).

Alice and the Wonderland, Wendy and the Island That is Not There, Lucy pevensie children and Narnia are so many examples, in literature for children and not only, of girls and of girls ready to become adolescents that, for the case, and discover a new world. This also happens to the protagonist of the Crawl Space, Daisy, after having moved to a new city, which has not been linked with anyone, with the exception of the classmate Jeanne-Claude.

Where is this world? In a washing machine! Daisy does not hesitate to show his discovery to Jeanne-Claude: a completely different universe from ours, with a logic of its own and inhabited by creatures friendly.

However, the presence of that world of kaleidoscopic and psychedelic eight-color tour of the school, and soon, everyone wants to have a look. Daisy can't handle all this curiosity, and also because many of its new and supposed friends do not respect the universe inside the washing machine, thinking only to have fun... And what happens when a reality first peaceful then suddenly violated?

Jacobs immerses the reader into the world he concocted from the very first pages, in a setting of colorful, which is in sharp contrast with the stark black and white of our reality, devoid of attractions. The design is very synthetic, so much so that we recognize the two female characters in the main by the shape of their hairstyles.

It is not the design, and even the expressions, convey the true emotions of Daisy and Jeanne-Claude, much less the dialogue dry and essential), but their actions: Jacobs mentions only the need, but the reader knows, however, that Daisy is often alone in the house, who does not want to repeat the experience before the transfer and who would want a true friend. The isolation of the girl's story is told with discretion, and detachment, while it is clear that his interest in the world inside the washing machine: a interest pure and spiritual, that is different from that of his classmates.

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