Ella is a writer/editor for Narrative Muse based in Toronto. Raised near Salem MA, known for its 19th century witch trials (it’s always Halloween there), she grew up with a love for history and all things fantastical – from classic fairytales to comic superhero/villain action (please, please never mention Suicide Squad). Her favorite films are by Studio Ghibli and her ultimate dream is to write a story deemed animation-worthy by Miyazaki himself.
Reviews by Ella Russell:
While it’s so delightfully far-fetched – godly and malevolent and pop-y – this comic isn’t afraid to get self conscious about reality.
Hélène may be different, her mind often off in the cosmos, but she is also a treasure trove of charisma and insight and wonder.
Home to ill-tempered volcanoes, fish that impart prophetic visions, and beetles that hum death, Gullstruck is the perfect fantastical setting to get lost in.
Watching each frame is like being sucked into a Goya painting. None of it is perfect or neat. It’s bewildering, intense, and rich.
Okorafor paints a vivid picture of the cost of turning a blind eye to injustice in the world and accepting the poisoned status quo.