One Soul by Ray Fawkes

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Eighteen individuals throughout history whose entire lives unfold simultaneously. Comprised entirely of double page spreads split into eighteen panels with each panel featuring one character's life, cartoonist Ray Fawkes has artfully crafted eighteen linear stories into one non-linear masterpiece. Nominated for the 2012 Eisner Award in the "Graphic Album: New" category.

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Published July 20, 2011 by Oni Press. 176 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Each of its 18 individual stories takes place in a single panel in that grid through the book's 88 spreads, so that to follow, say, the life of a silk heiress in Imperial China, the reader fastens the eye to a single spot in the book and then turns the pages quickly.

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However, the way they join up - everyone's figurative moment comes at once, at times the artist's heavy black ink makes all eighteen images coincide into one image - proves there is a separate, individual tale around and behind the others, one which will end with the most delightful moral - that ...

Mar 06 2012 | Read Full Review of One Soul

Organized into nine panels per page on a three-by-three grid layout, One Soul devotes only one panel per page to a specific, nameless character.

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Graphic Novel Reporter

Gurgazon the Unclean might look like a little five-year-old girl, but The Gurgazon is actually a pit demon: evil, foul, and unholy.

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