Lunatic is wonderfully enjoyable graphic novel that's unlike anything else I've ever read. The story is sweet and poignant and melancholy, and it evokes a magical, dreamlike quality. Lunatic is a beautiful, unique read that I'd recommend for readers of all ages.
a wordless book in the tradition of Frans Masereel, and Lynd Ward. Part fable, part classic adventure in the tradition of Jules Verne, H. G. Wells and Méliès
But I don't want you to think Lunatic is some sort of grim, Heart of Darkness-style tale of obsession and insanity. It's not (and I also might have a tendency to see darkness and ennui wherever I look). Far from it, this is a tale that's lovely and poetic. It has those elements of melancholy, but it's also suffused with a true sense of wonder. Mazur truly brings to life the Victorian-era setting, and this feels like a story taking place at the dawn of the modern era and an age of wonders. Lunatic is a tale of adventure and determination, and yes, also a tale of melancholy. But it's really a feast for the eyes, and I think you'll love looking at it and taking it in as much as I do. I highly recommend it.