There isn't a word or phrase that accurately conveys just quite what Pretty Deadly is, but I'm going to try. Think magical realism, feminist western narrated by a butterfly and dead rabbit. See the issue?
This graphic novel is most definitely a chaotic one. I'm still not entirely sure on what the plot was, aside from there being a lot of debts owed, sacrifice and gore. Lots of gore. Whilst the plot and often the writing left me confused the artwork was stunning. Very gritty, with sharp angles and a dark colour palette. It perfectly fit the overall tone of the story. That I could grasp. There were sections of the story that I really enjoyed, then it veered in a completely different direction almost negating the previous few panels.
I did love that the story was narrated by a butterfly and skeletal rabbit, it made for a very unique experience.
Name: Pretty Deadly Volume One
Author: Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios
Have you read Pretty Deadly?
What did you think?
Thank you for reading,