I read Saga, vol. 1, for book club this month, and I just loved it. It’s so sharp and funny and beautifully drawn. My favorite character is Lying Cat, of course, but there are so many other great characters that it’s hard to choose: Izabel, a typical teenager who happens to be a ghost with exposed entrails; The Will, a freelancer getting over a bad break up; The Stalk, in her eight-legged bad ass glory; and of course, the new parents Marko and Alana.
Everyone in book club loved it, too. On top of the lovely characters, there is a lot of layers to the story. There’s politics, a war, racism, morality, friendship, adventure, you name it. I had never read a comic book or graphic novel before, but I thought this was a great introduction. It’s very readable, and though book club deemed it a bit choppy, we all thought the storytelling was great.
So I picked up volume two and devoured that as well. Lucky for me, the next issue comes out this month so I don’t have to wait too long for the next installment.
One of my favorite parts of diving into comic books was the drawings, obvs. I love the color story for each character and setting. And in the spirit of Saga, I created some interior design collages with a character and their home in mind.
The Will. His colors are light and airy, and we see a lot of blues, whites, and yellows. His spaceship seems pretty minimalist and modern. Ever the bachelor, I don’t expect he’d be into too may frills. I imagine Lying Cat would take over his chaise, and The Will would definitely have some catnip on hand.
Prince Robot IV. The royal robots are definitely into frills. Their majestic home would be full of ornate candelabras and rich looking fabrics. Prince and Princess Robot are often in light pinks, blues and whites.
Alana and Marko. The couple’s new home from rocketship forest is earthy, full of browns and greens. The scenes from the forest are dark and full of deep, rich colors.
D. Oswald Heist. The writer lives in a lighthouse where I imagine his writing desk is the most important piece of furniture and his typewriter the most important tool.
I really think you guys should give Saga a try, even if you think comic books aren’t your thing. I’ve been having so much fun with it.
(I bought this book on my own and am not being paid to write about it. I’m not affiliated with Word; I’m just a fan.)