The sexy, dreamy adventures of Coraline, a beautiful young lady who serves as governess to a wealthy, inventive and very mysterious homeowner.
Charming Coraline is hired as the private tutor to the young son of rich landlords. Her mission is to entertain her too studious pupil, Vernère. He is only a child, but one with a brilliant and indefatigable mind solely focused on books and inventions. To top it off, he is quite unpleasant. Coraline nonetheless tries to understand him while gradually discovering the strange and surprising universe of the mansion, whose nocturnal ambiance seems so amenable for very strange dreams…
Muse is a lyrical and titillating ride through reverie and nostalgia, drawn by comics superstar Terry Dodson (Marvel's "Uncanny X-Men," DC's "Harley Quinn").
Book 1 : Celia
Book 2 : Coraline
Muse is all very much tongue in cheek, if not plain silly. To claim all the strange goings-on have a logical explanation is perhaps going too far, but it just about works in context, although Muse has only one real purpose. Those who love the way Dodson illustrates women in superhero comics can now see him strut his stuff without restriction.
Not only is the book well drawn, but the coloring is stunning, as well.
Here’s the thing: I enjoyed Muse. It’s daft and silly
Dodson has a tendency to draw not so much women as variations on a single, “ultimate” woman in a var
Reading as a mix of “Little Nemo” and Inception mixed with classic fairy tales
As much as the dreamscapes impress, Dodson also creates a fantastic waking world.
I love how a lot of the texture is defined by colour rather than lines, and I love the use of shadow