The Makings of an Epic–‘Twig’ Advance Review

by Tito W. James


Twig takes readers on an adventure with charming characters in a lush fantasy world we can’t wait to explore.


In Twig, Skottie Young (Middlewest, I Hate Fairyland) and Kyle Strahm (Spread, Unearth) team up for an all-new epic fantasy/adventure miniseries. The series is an imaginative fantasy tale inspired by Jeff Smith’s Bone and The Dark Crystal.

I’m very impressed by Scottie Young’s writing or more accurately speaking his storytelling. There are many scenes of non-verbal storytelling that add richness and texture to the world. The character interactions have an effortless appeal that makes the reader fall in love with every creature on the page.

Kyle Strahm’s art blends cartoony stylization with a grounded sense of weight and scale to these characters. There’s as much depth and attention to detail as a Jim Henson Puppet fantasy tale. While the bright colors and whimsical characters are sure to charm young readers there’s still a sense of urgency and foreboding that will no doubt be fully realized as the story develops.

Twig manages to capture the reader’s heart and imagination within a single issue in a way that too few comics can. Young’s storytelling sensibilities that he explored in Middlewest are on full display–when paired with the gorgeous art of Strahm and colors of Jean-Francois Beaulieu we have the makings of an epic!

Look out for Twig May 4th from Image Comics.


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