DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
In this graphic novel, Artie is a robot on a journey, accompanied by his friend, Owen, the bird. Together they get into all sorts of mishaps including, hunting for dragons, robots designed to wipe memories, and lumberjack robots gone wild! But through thick and thin, they remain together.
The book itself is entertaining but asks bigger questions than it answers. The goal for the "theme" of the book is the age old questions, "Why are we here?" Unfortunately, this graphic novel suffers from delusions of grandeur because the plot itself never really goes anywhere. The illustrations are on point and the characters themselves are likable but in the end, I was left wanting something deeper.
For a graphic novel to really have a lasting impact, the reader has to put the book down and ponder what he/she just read. This could be true for any book really, but graphic novels are given the luxury of having illustrations to help convey their point. On the flip side, they suffer from essentially only having dialogue. I believe this is where Look could have been made a bit better. Had Nielsen taken a page or two and written some backstory and made the whole book a bit deeper, I feel like I would have been a bit more satisfied at the end.
Don't get me wrong, the book itself is a pretty quick and fun read but I just wish it were a bit more.
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