An epic graphic novel about a girl who travels to the ends of the universe to find a long lost love, from acclaimed author Tillie Walden.Throughout the deepest reaches of space, a crew rebuilds beautiful and broken-down structures, painstakingly putting the past together. As Mia, the newest member, gets to know her team, the story flashes back to her pivotal year in boarding...
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On A Sunbeam: A Webcomic Reviews
This was an adorable webcomic where basically all the characters are queer girls/women + one nonbinary person. (The nonbinary person is misgendered at one point but it's immediately called out.)
The art style and the colours were very dream-like, and most of the time it worked really well to give the comic a unique feel, but sometimes I was a little lost. Still, I loved figuring out how the two timelines in the comic are connected (and how all the characters are connected!)
Nice art and good character development.
I liked the first half, which is two stories five years apart connected by the main character. In one she is a rebellious school experiencing first love; in the other a recent graduate at her first job, restoring old buildings. In spaaaaace.
In the middle the actual plot begins to emerge and I didn't find it very satisfactory in terms of any of the characters' motivations.
And I am a little puzzled as to what it means to have non-binary gender in a world t ...more
Pero qué cosa tan bonita... Si tenéis mono de leer una historia de personajes, de crecimiento, de amistad y de amor (vamos, algo como la novela de Chambers), este webcomic adaptado a libro es una pasada. Lo recomiendo muchísimo.
Mia, a sometimes reckless young adult, struggles academically at a prestigious outer space boarding school, and graduates worrying she's come to a bit of a dead-end in her life. That changes when she is assigned work on a spaceship that rebuilds old structures all over the galaxy or universe (or multiverse?). This is where the story begins. Mia's life seems to be moving forward in a positive direction. School wasn't easy for her academically or, at times, socially, but her overwhelming worries a ...more
Amazing art, beautiful story. My second graphic novel and I think I'm doing well in the graphic novel aspects of my reading journey. I read this at 1 am on a weeknight, enthralled by the world that Walden created by her art. It's so expressive, and the spacey, scify scenes are wonderful - full of imagination and wonder. In fact, I've shelved this away for a tattoo someday. Throughout reading this I was so glad and thankful that there are people who share their beautiful ideas and stunning work w ...more
This is really beautiful and incredibly imaginative. Walden can draw otherworldly ships and buildings no problem. She can draw adorable girls and women and the coloring is so *pretty*. But I seem to have issues with her storytelling (both here and in Spinning). Sometimes it's hard to tell the crew apart and we don't really get the explanations I thought we would get during the final action / climax of the story. I think in general Walden's characters and plotting need a little work.
I think this is probably now one of my favourite books ever.
12/21/18: Just to say that thought I read this for a long time in web-comic format, I recommend the recently published paperback version I just got from the library. Some observations: I bet the (visual) tone of it is much darker than Walden intended. This is just something that struck me after reading the larger images online, that when the images were shrunk for the book format, they got darker, of course. But for a book with sun in the title, it seems more moon than sun(ny) now. Still, after ...more