Roly Poly Is A Candy-Colored Rollercoaster

by Tito W. James

Roly Poly is a graphic novel created by Daniel Semanas that fuses visuals from American Pop Art, K-pop, internet culture, and Manga. The story is set in a near-future Korea and centers around Phanta, a young female fighter aspires to be a K-Pop star. However, the rode to success isn’t a clear path as Phanta is slowly inducted into a psychedelic drug cult.

Semanas’ art is fresh and colorful with elegant design sensibilities. It reminds me of Pink Beard LegacyFrom the trailer I can guess this story will strike a chord with young professionals suffering from workaholism who turn to psychedelics for answers.

Roly Poly is available for pre-order right now and will hit store shelves this month.


Tito W. James

Tito W. James is a journalist writing for with a focus is on highlighting high quality independent content. His comics draw heavy influence from hand drawn animation and incorporate action and comedy into various genres.

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