Art Monster #1

Art Monster #1

Writer: Jeremy Holt Artist: Francesca Ciregia Publisher: Monkeybrain Comics Release Date: December 18, 2013 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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Victor, a struggling artist in his seventh year of art school, is unable to complete the requirements for his degree. With expulsion looming, he is further sidetracked by meeting Erin, a beautiful and talented furniture designer. Around the same time, he also meets Ivan, a successful performance artist with a penchant for bizarre interactive exhibitions. Unbeknownst to Victor, these serendipitous interactions are the catalyst for what will become his artistic breakthrough.

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Dec 18, 2013

    At first, I was worried about Art Monster's lack of story, but now I feel it's a sufficient tease of things to come. If the creators can expand that sync they achieved at the beginning of this issue, they could bring to life some very sexy science, indeed. As it stands, while Art Monster may not be that first exhilarating kiss, it definitely enjoys the tension that precedes it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jan 16, 2014

    Faced with the tight constraints of Monkeybrain's page cap and an already well-known story, Holt still manages to capture readers' attention particularly with his strong sense of pacing and use of moving back and forth in time to help introduce some mystery into an already familiar story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Feb 17, 2014

    While the book only ponders this question the real disgusting stuff has yet to come. The hints of the horrific art on the horizon are enough to fuel this exciting read. For anyone who has even been lost as an artist or has contemplating how to contribute to the ever-expanding canvas of art history than this book will surely resonate with you. Its a wonderfully written look into being lost in art brought to life in a dark and brooding style. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Mar 17, 2014

    That said, this is an interesting first couple of issues from some brand-new creators and is much better than most of the material by relatively unknown creators that's available on Comixol Read Full Review

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