Lake Jehovah

Lake Jehovah Lake Jehovah is a small town in northern Alberta known for its allegedly bottomless lake It is there that Jay a genderqueer individual experiences a crisis of meaning regarding love in the face of a

  • Title: Lake Jehovah
  • Author: Jillian Fleck
  • ISBN: 9781772620078
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lake Jehovah is a small town in northern Alberta known for its allegedly bottomless lake It is there that Jay, a genderqueer individual, experiences a crisis of meaning regarding love in the face of a series of apocalypses Jay s fiance leaves him for his old university professor Asterix This sends Jay into a tailspin, which causes him to spend the next few months sleepiLake Jehovah is a small town in northern Alberta known for its allegedly bottomless lake It is there that Jay, a genderqueer individual, experiences a crisis of meaning regarding love in the face of a series of apocalypses Jay s fiance leaves him for his old university professor Asterix This sends Jay into a tailspin, which causes him to spend the next few months sleeping When he wakes up Jay discovers he has become a small time celebrity for writing an apocalyptic prophesy The town s obnoxious costumed mailman Greg has been giving tours to apocalypse pilgrims that go by Jay s bedroom window Two of these pilgrims are Betty and Mack, survivors of the Vancouver Apocalypse, who find solace in Jay s prophesy Now fully awake Jay seeks companionship with the reviled sadist poet Jackknife who introduces him to demons and chain smoking wolves Things in Jay s world continue to unravel until he realizes he needs to confront the Lake itself Will Jay s prophesy come to pass If it s all over, did it mean anything at all Jillian Fleck is a fresh new voice in comics and Lake Jehovah is a breakout book.

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    1. Well, I really enjoyed the art in this one. I was not a fan of the story or characters at all. I wouldn't say that Fleck produced a bad comic, just one that didn't work for me. The main character is mired in self-absorbing depression, the world seems plagued by multiple apocalypses, and people study fanfiction in university? It's a bit strange, to the point that I found it unbearably obnoxious. But if you're a fan of weird indie comics with a giant dose of ennui, you might have a very different [...]

    2. This was a very hard to follow book for me. I didn't get it and I didn't really enjoy it. Graphic novels are typically not my style. I am still not really sure what the author was trying to say.

    3. I was absolutely and thoroughly impressed by this. First of all, the obvious aspect of queerness was wonderfully executed. Jay, the protagonist is genderqueer and uses “nontraditional” pronouns (xe/xir). Most of the characters xe’s close to actual gender xim correctly! What a miracle! And the instances of misgendering are not harassment, which is so often the case is stories with GNC characters. It happens, xe calls the person out, he apologizes (kind of). There’s also the polysexuality [...]

    4. A simple colourful tale about depression, isolation, and the often futile search for meaning. Some of the panels seemed unnecessary, for example a whole page to show time passing, or someone in the grip of depression. The protagonist Jay is not a very defined character; perhaps that is the point. Jay is a feather in the wind, buffeted by the whims and desires of others. There are metaphors aplenty here, and in that sense the book feels ambitious. The cover says for mature audiences, but really i [...]

    5. Relationships, madness, devil sex, violence, questions of identity, love, manipulation. loss. Bad parties. Artwork is fun and the coloring vibrant. I will be looking forward to another book. I will find the bottomless pit.

    6. Really intriguing and interesting character interactions and weird setting and story elements. Great artwork. Combination reminded me a little of Ed the Happy Clown in some indefinable way. It isn't like that, but it's like something that's like that. Very cool.

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