Suburban Glamour – Jamie McKelvie

Suburban Glamour“Dave, Imaginary Friends. Imaginary Friends, Dave.”

This is just four issues long but it’s a lovely and worthwhile work. Set in a world of teenagers it feels authentic and realistic in terms of speech and characterisation. You can feel parallels with Wet Moon, Kissing Chaos and other contemporary works.

The art is breath-taking. Not only realistic but so clean and simply beautiful to behold. Whilst there are number of blank backgrounds these have been filled with intelligent colouring rather than simply left white and are much more effective that way.

There is an incredible title page where tiny thumbnails play out a whole scene that is narratively and stylistically brilliant and it’s a real shame very few moments come close to this creativity level in the rest of the book.

Thumbs Up!