You may have noticed the changes to the blog. Well, I said to myself “Self, why don’t we keep going?”
So, in the spirit of trying new things, every other Friday we’ll be taking a quick look at fledgling series which I think look interesting and show promise. Will it die in the nest? Will it be as good as we hope? Better? Who knows!? Isn’t that exciting?
Let’s kick off with Troll Tooth
A story wherein a young princess leaves home to rescue her brother from having to marry a troll; she’s joined by two strange boys (one of whom isn’t nearly as strange as he looks, while the other is much, much stranger than he initially seems), a ghost, a witch, and eventually even the White Bear king of legend, who once drove all the trolls from the land long ago
(from the About page)
Again, it’s relatively new (fewer than 50 pages), so more broadstrokes than my normal posts.
I love the art. It’s crisp and colorful, but it’s all balanced well against a snowy background. The style is similar to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker‘s, but distinct enough that it stands on its own perfectly well, with the fairy tale influences helping to shape its identity (as all folklore inevitably does).
The characters are marvelously well designed and seem more than likable, with enough potential interest behind each of them to keep a reader wondering. First impressions are undoubtedly an important part of the story and, so far, Troll Tooth has made a very good one. Definitely a story I want to see continued.