Seasons Volume 1: Spring is the first of four-part series of graphic novels. It is written by Nandor Fox Shaffer and illustrated by Anthony Gonzales-Clark.
Fletcher Hart Ilams is a young man working at a real estate office. He is in love with his co-worker Cathlyn and planning on telling her about his feelings. Things go array when Cathlyn shows up to a work party with a boyfriend. In a rage, Fletcher flees the party and the lights go out in the city. He then finds himself able to see bizarre shadow people who seem to be hurting people. Worst of all, a shadow that resembles him is causing chaos to the loved ones around him.
Fletcher is a very compelling character. He is an ordinary man who is thrust into an intense and a very dangerous situation. I found his perspective on his life and on his circumstances is driven. He is just an ordinary guy who is trying to get by each and every day only to have every dark, depressing thought thrown into his face. Shaffer does an excellent job of crafting this narrative in urban fantasy fiction.
Full disclosure, I know Anthony Gonzales-Clark. He is the one who told me about the project and his artwork perfectly compliments the novel. It is done in a grayscale style, with no color, but that draws out the emotions of the characters, pulling you into it as the reader.
To find out more about the project, check out their website.
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