Flight, Volume 2

Flight, Volume 2

by Kazu Kibuishi (Editor)

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Overview

The graphic novel anthology that solidified the stature of the FLIGHT series as one of the most thoughtful, beautifully rendered works in the field.

"Last year, the first volume of Flight introduced a squadron of talented young cartoonists whose anime/animation influence struck a fresh note among jaded comics readers. This edition shows substantial growth while introducing some veterans, such as Jeff Smith (Bone) and Doug TenNapel (Creature Tech)...The sheer force of creative energy on display is impressive." — Publishers Weekly for Flight, Volume Two (starred review)

"The first Flight anthology was one of those universally-beloved comics, and the second volume is maybe a little bit better." — The Fourth Rail for Flight, Volume Two

"The quality is simply outstanding. It's probably safe to say that among its 432 pages, Flight has something to offer just about everyone." — Comixfan.com for Flight, Volume Two

Authors contributing to Flight, Volume Two include: Michel Gagne, Doug TenNapel, Catia Chen, Jake Parker, Sonny Liew, Khang Le, Neil Babra, Don Hertzfeldt, Jen Wang, Kazu Kibuishi, Hope Larsen, Becky Cloonan, Matthew Woodson, Kean Soo, Phil Craven, Rodolphe Guenoden, Doug Holgate, Rad Sechrist, Justin Ridge, Herval, Bannister, Clio Chang, Ryan Sias, Johane Matte, Jeff Smith, Giuseppe Ferrario, Ben Hatke, Amy Kim Ganter, Joana Carneiro, Kness, Richard Pose, and Vera Brosgol.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345496379
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/10/2007
Series: Flight Series , #2
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,241,210
Product dimensions: 6.63(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Kazu Kibuishi was 24 years old and working full-time in the animation industry when he began developing the idea of doing Flight. He began contacting his friends in the animation, comics, and graphic novel world to see if they would want to join the project. Little did he know that it would draw him into comics full-time. He now works from his home studio in Pasadena, California, creating and promoting Flight and his popular young adult comic Daisy Kutter, which was nominated as an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults — the only graphic novel on the list in 2005.

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Flight, Volume 2 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
albertgoldfain on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another visually stunning collection in this series. I was again impressed by how much weight is carried by the wordless submissions in this volume.
fyrefly98 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary and Review: The Flight anthologies are collections of short comics by young artists, most about 10-20 pages long, and each telling a brief snippet of story (mostly fantasy, but with a wide variety of themes and tones.)Volume 2 was an interesting mix of some really dark stories and some really sweet stories, and a few that seemed sweet but actually had something a little darker lurking underneath. My favorites spanned the gamut: Clio Chang's "This Time!" was one of the sweeter ones, almost hopelessly romantic, but had an ending realistic enough to keep it grounded. "Wilford's Stroll" by Justin Ridge was charming and magical, while "Sky Blue" by Kness was almost bittersweet. And Johane Matte's "Mouse Trap" and "Icarus" both made me laugh.The artwork spans the gamut, of course, and these volumes include a variety of styles, and even a few mixed-media/papercraft stories. There were obviously some styles I preferred, and some that just did not work for me at all, but getting to sample so many artists' work in one volume is one of the best things about the Flight anthologies. 3.5 out of 5 stars.Recommendation: I think the Flight anthologies will appeal to comics aficionados and newbies both, as a means of sampling a variety of artists and styles, and for the gorgeous production and lovely artwork, as well as the stories.
eduscapes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Book 2 in the Flight series is excellent, however the best stories are found in Book 1. Although many of the stories still use the flight theme, others seemed to go in strange directions with bizarre results.
taylorh on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
worth buying!430 pages of joy! As good as I felt volume one was, I can easily say that I enjoyed volume two even more. While the theme of Flight seemed stretched a bit thin to non-existant with some sections, the originality and pure lovely eye candy erased my objections. I have paged over and over through some of these stories. I was about to list off my favorites but that's silly. I might as well just refer to the following contents list. Delicious!
Bahiyya on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love this series. I started out with volume four and was blown away by how it exceeded its "literary" counterparts that desperately try to straddle the more conventional world and achieve a distinctive visual aesthetic. The result, from two I read (Blankets and Fun Home), is a so-so effort on both levels.On the other hand, the artists in the Flight series simply work hard at creating compelling visual narratives. The result is a fantastic, happy, amusing, thoughtful reading experience. Love it, love it, love it.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Another good volume.
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