Thursday, March 01, 2012

Whisky & a chaser / Shadow Bay

Shadow Bay just received a small review in the latest (March 2012) Chronogram magazine here:  

Shadow Bay: A Noir Visual Novel
Donald Rothschild, art by William T. Ayton
Epigraph, 2012, $17.95

Rhinebeck’s Rothschild and Ayton invent their own genre for this hard-boiled tale of a sportswriter and an auburn-haired restaurateur who meet at a Gamblers Anonymous meeting and the racetrack, getting over their heads in corruption and murder. The pungent text and evocative black-and-white paintings don’t cohabit frames as in most graphic novels, but deliver the goods side by side, like a shot of whisky and a chaser.

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