Written & Created by: Tee Franklin
Art by: Jenn St-Onge
Colors by: Joy San
Letters b: Cardinal Rae
Edited by: Erica Schultz
Cover by: Gisele Lagace
Logo by: Kevin Maher
*I backed this twice (one for me and one for my sis) on Kickstarter and just finished reading the PDF.*
When I first heard about this graphic novel on Twitter I knew that I wanted to get a copy. First of all the artwork caught my eye. Secondly the premise sounded great and intriguing. And finally because bingo is part of my childhood I played it first at church and then later on as a young adult at synagogue.
The writing is awesome. Ms. Franklin does an excellent job expressing the emotions and feelings of each character. After reading I know for certain that the characters in this book are just as real as anyone that I would meet in real life. Not only that, the author does and exceptional job of capturing the journey of Hazel and Mari’s quest for true love. As you read you feel the pain, anger, sadness and joy of the story.
The artwork is phenomenal and showcases the diverse and inclusive characters. So many black hairstyles, body types, ages, and skin colors! It put a smile on my face to see all of that showcased in this book.
What a beautiful book!
This is what I want to see and read about in comics. Bingo Love is an example of what-as Ms. Franklin has mentioned many times-seasoned comics looks like. I’m looking forward to more stories revolving around Hazel, Mari and their family and friends.