Salem Brownstone

Salem Brownstone

All Along the Watchtowers

Book - 2010
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Upon his father's death, Salem inherits a mansion as well as an unfinished battle with creatures from another world, which requires him to seek the help of his guardian familiar and the colorful performers of Dr. Kinoshita's Circus of Unearthly Delights.
Publisher: Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2010.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780763647353
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,ill. ;,1 cm.
Additional Contributors: Singh, Nikhil


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Nov 04, 2015

Not my thing. Drawn in the style of a meth addict's middle school notebook cover. How much drugs equals this crap? Salem is a guy with a crooked eyebrow. Everything is drawn in a crooked, lazy Tim Burton style. Salem meets a contortionist early on, who seems to be an excuse to abandon basic anatomy. Later we meet a monkey girl who is apparently also a contortionist, since her limbs just go every which way. Boring & predictable, with an ORB & some shadow monsters, this was just not my thing. Barely finished it. Would burn it if I owned it. Alan Moore sucks too.

theorbys Dec 15, 2011

A powerful, condensed fusion of goth, arabesque, noir, and lots of ink. The pages are lush with the ink and edgy with sharp arabesque lines. This is a labor of love and shows it on every page and in every panel. The characters are well written, the story interesting. Salem may be a young aimiable soul, but he is always ready and determined in a shadowy world he had never imagined possible. I would love to see more by these creators, and more of Salem and his friends and enemies.

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Dec 18, 2014

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