Twenty-something guitarist Aksel stutters when he sings, and the latest reviews say he has the voice of a crow with throat plague. That’s not a compliment, even for the avant-garde music his band Perkeros plays. Aksel is having a hard time keeping the band together, stopping his girlfriend from kicking him out, and not getting eaten by his drummer (who happens to be a cranky brown bear). There are also the rival bands that Perkeros find themselves in battle with to save the city from supernatural forces set loose by ancient music. The key to it all could be in the music Aksel hears in his dreams—if it doesn’t drive him mad first. With a visual soundtrack that blasts off the page, Sing No Evil is a wild ride through otherworldly dangers and the power of pure rock’n’roll.
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About the Author
JP Ahonen is the author of two Sunday comic strips in Finland. His work appeared in Kazu Kibuishi’s Flight anthology. KP Alare is a graphic designer who spent his childhood drawing comics and his teenage years in hapless heavy metal bands. Ahonen and Alare live in Finland.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The cover of "Sing No Evil" by JP Ahonen and KP Alare immediately caught my eye with its brilliant use of colours and killer font. Flipping through the pages I saw powerful scenes and a distinct art style, though all its own, vaguely reminded me of Vera Brosgol's "Anya's Ghost" or Bryan L. O'Malley's "Scott Pilgrim". I finished it shortly after purchasing it the next day and I have to say it now holds a spot as one of my favourite GN's to date: The characters are generally relatable and you can't help but feel for them, the dialogue flows nicely, and the plot throws quite a few unexpected curveballs. The art style is unique but familiar, and the use of colour to set the mood still continues throughout much of the novel. Another thing I love about this particular GN is the detail Ahonen and Alare put into the background images - you've really got to appreciate the subtle tie-ins and well drawn architecture that help to tie up the story and make "Sing No Evil" aesthetically pleasing. In Short: I'd definitely recommend "Sing No Evil" to friends and strangers.