Book Review: I have Fairyland (Vol 1) by Skottie Young
I Hate Fairyland is the grossest, most glorious graphic novel I’ve read in a while. My go to ‘feel good’ reads are the fairytale spoofs/rewrites of the world and this fits nicely into that category.
I’ve had my eye on I Hate Fairyland for a little while now. Its cover sort of sticks out, with our protagonist, Gertrude, wielding a big fat, bloody axe and a rather scared looking bomb. She standing on top of some of the creatures that live in Fairyland and they all look pretty dead. The cover is accurate… if a little subdued compared to the rest of the novel.
I would describe this story as a broken fairytale. Gert is unwillingly dragged into Fairyland and is failing at finding the key to the exit. She’s failing so badly. Like SO badly. Twenty-seven years badly. In frustration she kills everything in her path. It’s gory.
Part of me loves what Skottie Young has done to Fairyland. He uses clashing colours and weird creatures to create this rotten candy world to go along with broken Gertrude and her broken story.
The other part of me wishes that I’d written it, which is always a sign of a great story.
I can’t wait to get my hands on the next volume.
And if you want to check it out too click HERE.
I shall leave you with a great image from the comic of some sad looking stars…