Jinchalo is Korean for "Really?" and that question...is at the heart of this book. A companion to Matthew Forsythe's vastly successful Ojingogo, Jinchalo stars the same little girl as its heroine.
When the mischievous shape-shifter Jinchalo hatches from a mysterious egg, he starts our heroine adventuring anew. Magical troubles drag the pair out of the safety of her home, through the small village where she resides, up, up, and away. In the course of their flight, they visit a robot garden, follow a vine into the clouds, and leave the village far behind.
These comics are firmly rooted in Korean folktales and stylistic conventions, with a playful, joyous drawn line. Jinchalo welcomes readers back into Forsythe's dreamscape where spotted octopi fly and bears give piggyback rides.... Forsythe uses page space innovatively in this wordless, panel-less graphic novel, and his storytelling is compelling for all ages, both simple and intricately detailed.
“Forsythe’s manga-inspired style, with its mellow blue-tones and wide-open white margins is deceptively coolheaded. There’s a frantic but calculated imagination rumbling underneath the surface that recalls the films of Studio Ghibli in its fantastical beauty.... There likely are allegories upon allegories threaded through this book, but it can be enjoyed just as well without unraveling them.” -- Publisher's Weekly
|Recommended Age||10 and up|
|Publication Date||Feb 14, 2012|
|Publisher||Drawn and Quarterly|