RaveThe Forces of GeekI read the entire thing in one sitting ... And let me just tell you, it’s a masterpiece beyond words ... Seth creates a lived-in world which feels real. What he does with his work is he focuses on the details. He may tell us the complete story of a toy that’s on a shelf for instance and how it got there. He might focus on the different parts of a made up city. It all lends itself to the narrative and is intertwined in the story in a brilliant way ...This book meant a lot to me personally. I started reading this book before I had met my wife and before I had a family. To be able to see this work to fruition and to read the whole story finally? That’s amazing. It’s a very personal story that Seth tells and to me I related to every panel and every line. This book proves why Seth’s work is up there with such comic book luminaries as Charles Burns or Chris Ware. I waited a long time to read it in full. And you know what? It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read and it was completely worth the wait.
Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau
RaveForces of GeekThe art by Rocheleau is magnificent. It feels like a silent movie or a silent animation piece. It’s easy to follow yet you pore over all the details. Rocheleau has such a fluid line and the movement of the art with no speed lines is nothing short of brilliant ... Its simple, yet hauntingly perfect. Cazot has to be praised for writing this hard storyline and not turning it into a soap opera. A lot of it is very funny. Betty does have to deal with the emotions of being in her new body and her self esteem for sure. But it’s never handled in an obvious way. The story keeps it’s theme light and is interested in entertaining as well as making you feel something genuine ... the themes and the story may change the reader forever.