Image Description: the book cover of Giant Days – Volume 3 by John Allison. The background of the cover is sky-blue with the main title and main credits in white text taking up 50% of the cover (in a verticle direction), the lower half of the cover is an image of Daisy (wearing blue jeans, white long-sleeve shirt, and yellow sweater vest) crouching on a collections of tight-rope lines next to a grey pigeon (which is grooming itself)
Title: Giant Days – Volume 3
Creators: John Allison (Author), Max Sarin (Illustrations), Whitney Cogar (Colorist), Jim Campbell (Letterer), Lissa Treiman (Cover Artist)
Social Media: Goodreads
Publisher: BOOM! Box
Price and Format: Paperback from my local library
Stars: 5 stars out of 5
About The Creators:
John Allison: John Allison is the author and artist of the British webcomics Scary Go Round and Bad Machinery.
Lissa Treiman: Lady, story artist, yarn-hoarder, nap-taker. Currently workin’ for the Mouse (Disney).
Max Sarin: Freelance illustrator and comic artist goofing around and enjoying life.
Whitney Cogar: Whitney Cogar is a freelance illustrator based in Savannah, Georgia. She specializes in sequential art such as comics and storyboards. She is a colourist for the 2017 Steven Universe comic series and has also done storyboards and art assets for the film “The Conspirator” as well as art assets for the film “X-Men: First Class”.
Jim Campbell: Jim Campbell is a professional comic-book letterer, one-time writer (perhaps again in the future!) and occasional artist (although his enthusiasm rather outstrips his actual ability). He knows more about print production than mortal man was meant to know and has also scanned more images than you’ve had hot dinners. Unless you’re ninety years old.
About The Book:
Best friends Susan, Esther, and Daisy are rounding out their first semester at university. The girls, along with their male hall-mates Ed and McGraw, find that college is more than academics and bad microwavable meals. Add some pub-hopping, hookups, breakups, and political scandal and this might just be the most eventful first semester ever.
Yarr, thar be spoilers ahead, ye have been warned.
Actions and Consequences: During this volume, Susan begins helping out with a student election, she becomes very sleep deprived and ends up keeping her friends and McGraw out of the loop. Daisy and Esther understand and try to help recover from it with an entertaining camping trip.
However, McGraw was upset about how Susan should have felt comfortable coming to him about her problems, but she wasn’t, so he breaks off their relationship. While I didn’t want McGraw and Susan to break up, I understand why it happened, unfortunately, McGraw made some valid points. Sometimes we make bad choices with our relationships and we can’t always recover from them.
Character Development – Ed: Ed is hopelessly infatuated with Ether, he has been since Day 1, everyone knows it, except Esther. Now, the situation is handled within the series by other characters fairly well, they kindly but firmly tell him that Esther’s completely oblivious and that he should move on. To Ed’s credit, he agrees, he does attempt romantic engagements with other women, however, it doesn’t always work out. Although, I think his character is better for it.
Character Development – Daisy: The reader gets to see Daisy in her natural element… Camping! I enjoy reading those chapters where Daisy’s Mom-Friend tendencies and Leadership skills combine. I look forward to more chapters focusing on Daisy.
All in all, a humorous contemporary with a great focus on friendship, happy to recommend.
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