Polly and the Pirates
Author: Ted Naifeh; Edited by James Lucas Jones & Joe Nozemack; Designed by Steven Birch & Ted Naifeh
Publisher: Oni Press
Series: Polly and the Pirates, Bk 1 (Issues 1 - 6)
Obtained: Library copy
I seem to be getting into a kick for graphic novels, just like I have been with audiobooks. For this one, I enjoyed the pirate theme. If I'm being entirely honest, I'll admit Polly annoyed me at the beginning. So "proper lady" when she's taken by the pirates. But eventually you begin to see why it meant so much to her. By that point the only thing still bothering me was the way her legs were drawn. It reminded me of the bratty girl in the animated Cats Don't Dance. (When I showed my sister, that was her first response as well... without prompting. And I haven't seen that movie since I was a kid.)
I tend to base much of my judgment on whether I enjoy a book or not on how I relate to or at least understand the characters. I'm finding it interesting how books with written description differ from graphic novels with illustrated description. I'm going to have to pay closer attention to which characters draw me more.
I requested the library purchase the second volume, but we'll see what they decide.