Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
Genre: Horror | Graphic Novel
Length: 208 pages
Published on 1st July 2014 by Faber and Faber
Purchase: Amazon | TBD
Emily Carroll: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Purchased for myself from WhSmith
Synopsis: A fantastically dark and timeless graphic debut, for fans of Grimm Tales, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and the works of Neil Gaiman
‘It came from the woods. Most strange things do.’
Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss.
These chilling tales spring from the macabre imagination of acclaimed and award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll.
Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there…
Through the Woods came recommended to me by Cat so of course once a copy showed up at work I purchased it.
All I knew going in is that is was dark and horror related which you know is my aesthetic.
I love graphic novels and whilst this is definitely horror its not super scary and whilst it is bloody and dark its also kinda cute! I know it doesn’t make sense but it is ok.
The five dark stories are all very different plot wise and utilize the main colour palette (red, white, and black) so well.
Its been a while so I’m not sure of the title of each of the stories but there is one about a teeth monster that takes on peoples forms and I LOVED IT. It was so spooky and well thought out.I’m 100% into this book as a whole and I’d love to see Emily create more pieces of horror because I’m a fan.