Snow Blind

Snow Blind What happens when you discover your parents aren t the people you thought they were For high school student Teddy life in a sleepy suburb in Alaska turns upside down when he innocently posts a photo

  • Title: Snow Blind
  • Author: Ollie Masters Tyler Jenkins
  • ISBN: 9781608869251
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Paperback
  • What happens when you discover your parents aren t the people you thought they were For high school student Teddy, life in a sleepy suburb in Alaska turns upside down when he innocently posts a photo of his dad online, only to learn he and his family are in the Witness Protection Program A man seeking revenge invades their town, and soon FBI agents arrive too But what ifWhat happens when you discover your parents aren t the people you thought they were For high school student Teddy, life in a sleepy suburb in Alaska turns upside down when he innocently posts a photo of his dad online, only to learn he and his family are in the Witness Protection Program A man seeking revenge invades their town, and soon FBI agents arrive too But what if his parent s reasons for going into the program aren t as innocent as they say

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    1. 3 1/2 stars. this was an incredibly short graphic novel but I liked it a LOT. Though the art is a bit messy, the aesthetic of the novel really grew on me. This reads like cool crime noir in the best way. And I’ve always loved the aesthetic of Alaska, so that was a huge plus! Snow is so beautiful I want more of it save me from California pleaseAnother good thing is I couldn’t stop flipping pages! I felt this desperate need to know what happens that can be really hard to achieve with such a sh [...]

    2. I initially requested this one for the artwork and ended quite surprised with how much I enjoyed it. The story unfolded really well and the illustrations were gritty which added to the overall atmosphere.

    3. Not a very compelling read for me. There is this guy, Teddy, which post a pic of his drunk dad on the internet, someone tracks him down and he discovers that his parents were put into Witness Protection Program. Instead of being sensible an asking his parents what happened and why - not that his parents are helping with it, as they are being very hush hush with-, he decided to go detective with it and doing his own investigation, asking around and this sort of thing.I read until he stabs a mand, [...]

    4. Well, the art is pretty. But the story itself just didn't do it for me. It may have been that the mystery itself wasn't terribly compelling. So Teddy's family is actually in Witness Protection. So what? I simply couldn't muster up enough reasons to care. That's because it's basically a small family drama, and I didn't like anyone in this family. Teddy's parents aren't meant to be likable, but it was Teddy himself who annoyed the snot out of me. He's introduced into the book by way of a cop bring [...]

    5. I rather enjoyed this quite a bit. The story, while slow at times and slightly vague, was very interesting and unlike anything I've read in comics in a long time. The art style is a gritty mingling of rough sketches and precise watercolours, which contributed to the dark and mysterious air of the tale rather nicely. I'm glad that I picked it up. 4 stabbings outta 5!

    6. High school student Teddy learns his parents are in the witness protection program and must come to grips with the fact that they may not be the people he thought they were. The story never really pulled me in and Tyler Jenkins's art in this looks very sketchy and unfinished. I just never really connected with it.Received an advance copy from Boom and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    7. Moral Ambiguity - 'when an issue, situation, or question has moral dimensions or implications, but the decidedly "moral" action to take is unclear, either due to conflicting principles, ethical systems, or situational perspectives'And this describes the story in a nutshell. Teddy is a quiet teenager living in Alaska. He lives a quiet life and his form of teenage rebellion is to break into the local library to read books but his safe mundane life becomes a life of darkness and secrets when he pos [...]

    8. 'Snow Blind' by Ollie Masters with art by Tyler Jenkins tells a story about a boy who finds out his parents aren't who he thinks they are.Teddy is a teenager living in Alaska. He posts a picture of his dad online and sets a chain of events in motion. When the FBI shows up at his house, he learns that his parents are in the witness protection program. He also finds out that there is someone out for revenge. Teddy's parants are not who he thought they were, and he's not sure if he can believe them [...]

    9. Warren Ellis has said about this graphic novel that it should be the best indie movie of the year.I couldn't agree more with it. The art is wonderful, the coloring adds much more to the feel of the story. The story is engaging, and at its center is Ted, a young man who is figuring out where he fits in this world, while finding out his parents have been hiding a huge secret from him, and they aren't who he thought they were makes his journey through this pages even more interesting.The only thing [...]

    10. just sifted through my fingers. maybe the story will improve but this first part did not catch my attention enough to make me bother continuing. the protagonist feels shallow in his misunderstood angst, the mystery of his parents isn't framed up well enough or with enough of an ominous tone it just felt like nothing. liked the pacing and darker tone to the art, though.

    11. The fox motif is everywhere at the moment but I'm not really seeing how this one comes in yet. The art is pretty but the story is a little lack-lustre for part 1 of 4. I probably won't return to this.

    12. Review written: June 24, 2017Star Rating: ★★★☆☆ Heat Rating: N/AAn Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review.When I requested this book from Netgalley I didn't realize it was a graphic novel. I just liked the back cover blurb.So when I saw the book, I was a bit surprised and very curious. I rarely read graphic novels and I was never the target audience for this book.I liked it. The artwork is strongly masculine and somewhat noir-ish wh [...]

    13. My library's Graphic Novel Book Club has been in point. Next month's selection, Snow Blind, was no exception. Snow Blind is by Ollie Masters with illustration done by Tyler Jenkins. It's about an introverted teen named Teddy who lives in South Henley, Alaska with his parents. He feels a certain disconnect with his parents, especially with his father, who thinks not to kindly about him. In an I'll fated attempt to socialize, Teddy posts a picture of his drunk father, passed out, on Facebook where [...]

    14. A beautifully-illustrated mystery/noir set in Alaska that tells the story of a young man discovering that his parents aren't who they thought they were. First off: they're in witness protection? They've lied to him his whole life, what else are they lying about? Loved the use of watercolors and blurred edges in the artwork.

    15. A young man discovers his parents have been lying to him for mist of his life. When confronted by the betrayal, they continue to lie. The young man must then decide where his loyalties are going to lie.

    16. (An ARC from Net Gallery) After Teddy posts a picture of his drunken father online the past catches up with his family.The plot is quite simple but the art is gripping.An enjoyable read.

    17. *Received a free digital copy from NetGalley for review*4.5 stars.A teenage boy learns that his parents are in witness protection. Following this revelation, he finds himself caught up in a web of conflicting stories. And with each of his efforts to find the truth, the situation becomes more dangerous for all involved."Snow Blind" works well in its consistency. I wasn't crazy about the art, but the visual style fits and helps the story progress. What works best for me, though, is the tone. The s [...]

    18. Snow Blind by Ollie Masters et. al. is a free NetGalley e-comicbook that I read in late March.A story of watercolored Alaskan bleakness and a boy who couldn't leave well enough (i.e. the anonymity and the 'protect' part of Witness Protection) alone. Red is clearly the highlight color here with its ability to leap through the page while appearing as blood, flannel, or tail-lights. Also, the whole comic is so beset in nature that, while reading it on a tablet, I kept trying to scrub the artificial [...]

    19. I received this book as an Advanced Reading Copy from the publisher in return for an honest review. This has not impacted on my opinion.I was intrigued by the story line and the art, however I just wasn't sold. I didn't find the story compelling enough. I wanted more grit and depth to the plot. The artwork was so matching to the story idea, gritty and raw. However the story, to me, just didn't sell. It was too quick and pointed. I felt like there were missed opportunities for outcry from the par [...]

    20. I received this eARC from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.1.5 starsGod this was boring, predictable, and the artwork sacked. I could have gotten over the weird art style if the story was bomb, but it wasn't. Literally the plot had no twists or surprises or things you were excited about. It wasn't even just average, it was just a transparent storyline. I'll go more into it in my March wrap up, but gosh this was so blessed. The only reason I didn't give it 1 star is because I save those [...]

    21. Thanks to netgalley for letting me read this book.Teddy finds out that his parents are hiding a secret from him, what will he do about it?This is fantastically illustrated there's no doubt about that, although I found Teddy's chin slightly unnerving. The story is pretty basic and lacks in places but it gives room for a more in depth look in other stories. Again the characters are lacking, Teddy the main character doesn't come off all that great. He's shallow and whiney, though given he's a teena [...]

    22. Jenkins art has a spareness that suits the story. His colors are a perfect fit. The story itself has some pretty big narrative holes that I couldn't ignore.

    23. Wow. This graphic novel was INTENSE. Quite a bit of twists and turns and really some unexpected moments. Definitely not for the faint of heart.

    24. It's a shame; the art is nice, but the tone is a little too off to feel authentic. This story tries to take itself pretty seriously, but it doesn't consistently deliver. Feels like it needs editing.

    25. (view spoiler)[I love that he breaks into a library and has a dog named Faulkner. What a nerdy criminal. I also enjoy his use of a typewriter throughout the book. (hide spoiler)]The body language of the main character is done very well throughout the book. He is not a very emotive character vocally, but his feelings and realizations are clear through his movements and stances.The dad describes Louisiana at once point as "where the sun felt like molasses." I love the syntax, but those are some pr [...]

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