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March of the Crabs Vol. 1 (The March of the Crabs) Hardcover – March 31, 2015
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About the Author
French animator Arthur De Pins first gained notice with his animated short Bed of Roses. De Pins worked with producer Jeremy Rochigneux on Bed of Roses, and teamed up with him again for La Révolution des Crabes, or March of the Crabs. In addition to March of the Crabs he is the author of the comics Zombillenium and Péchés Mignons. His work has appeared in the magazines Max and Fluide Glacial.
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The story was based on a simple, yet cleverly presented morale. Some environmental additions (a pipeline to be build through the sea, Greenpeace activists and some guys doing a documentary on the crabs) made it more complex, which was not that bad, but personally, I would have preferred a shorter 'pure' story featuring only the crabs. The illustrations were done in a clear but very cartoon-ish way, which was easy on the eyes but is not exactly my favorite style. However, this book definitely sets itself apart from other graphic novels, and not just for its unusual main characters.
(Thanks to Netgalley, the author, and the publisher for a copy of the book, all opinions are my own)
This graphic novel is both educational and amusing. It is a story about the crab, Cancer Simplicimus Vulgaris, otherwise known as the square crab.
Unlike other kinds of crab this one can only crawl in a straight line. They cannot change direction and as a result suffer all kinds of indignities and bullying from other crabs, human beings and fate in general. And they seem unable to change this until three crabs decide that enough is enough and that they are going to rebel against the confines of the straight and narrow path, and do something very different.
As they initiate this monumental plan of rebellion, other things are happening that influence their destiny. Greenpeace are staging a blockade which goes horribly wrong, two cameramen decide that the crabs would be an excellent documentary subject and the crabs themselves suddenly realise that working together can help them achieve their freedom and this graphic novel shows us what happens to the evolution of Cancer Simplicimus Vulgaris when the pieces to the puzzle fall into place.
This is the first highly entertaining volume of the three part series. The art is good, the dialogue is just the right amount of text for a graphic novel and the pace of the story is just right. It feels as if it should be set to music!
I definitely want to read the next two.
Copy provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review.
The story centers around the square crab, who can only walk in a straight line. There lives can cross another crabs as long as that crab is moving in a line that crosses theirs. If they are lucky enough, they find a mate. If they are unlucky, the get stuck between two rocks and spend their lives moving back and forth a few feet at t a time.
There are also humans in this story who capture the crabs in buckets and on film, but the crabs aren't as helpless as they seem.
The original story has been translated into English, and the art looks like it's been adapted from an animated feature, but that's ok. The story works on a few levels. The humor might be a bit risque for younger readers, but there is a pretty good story here as well as some food for thought about the lines our own lives cross.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Archaia, Boom! Studios, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
One crab describes the plight and lifestyle of a crab while wandering along a beach with other types of crab and demonic, jagged-tooth human children while, unbeknownst, a duo of admen try to impress an executive with a new kind of crab info-documentary by diving into the sea to snag that one particular crab. As you can tell by the cover, the art style is very pastel-neutral with an Art Deco, almost Cricut interlay and the human characters drawn like people from Disney's The Rescuers (i.e. a person having 'normal' features, but pinpoint eyes or a gigantic eye-catching jaw, nose, or grin).