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Pixu [Read] ➳ Pixu By Gabriel Bá – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk This gripping tale of urban horror follows the lives of five lonely tenants strangers whose lives become intertwined when they discover a dark mark scrawled on the walls of their building The horror s This gripping tale of urban horror follows the lives of five lonely tenants strangers whose lives become intertwined when they discover a dark mark scrawled on the walls of their building The horror sprouts quite innocently from a small seed and finds life as something otherworldly, damaged, full of love, hate, fear, and power As the walls come alive, everyone is slowly driven mad defenseless against the evil in the building, stripped of free will, leaving only confusion, chaos, and eventual death TheEisner Awardwinning team for Best Anthology Gabriel B The Umbrella Academy , Becky Cloonan American Virgin , Vasilis Lolos The Last Call , and F bio Moon Sugarshock return with their latest collaboration, Pixu The Mark of Evil The story telling here is beautiful, creating a real sense of dread and supernatural menace Smart, subtle and genuinely disturbing Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy.


10 thoughts on “Pixu

  1. Sam Quixote Sam Quixote says:

    Four great artists the Brazilian twin brothers Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, Becky Cloonan and Vasilis Lolos tell four interlocking stories of tenants in a haunted house whose lives simultaneously fall apart Pixu The Mark of Evil should be awesome given the talent involved but it s a comic that is instead frighteningly tricky to understand and enjoy One guy goes through an obsessive cleanliness routine each day and then waits by the phone for someone to ring A woman breaks up with her boyfr Four great artists the Brazilian twin brothers Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, Becky Cloonan and Vasilis Lolos tell four interlocking stories of tenants in a haunted house whose lives simultaneously fall apart Pixu The Mark of Evil should be awesome given the talent involved but it s a comic that is instead frighteningly tricky to understand and enjoy One guy goes through an obsessive cleanliness routine each day and then waits by the phone for someone to ring A woman breaks up with her boyfriend, finds something in the basement and undergoes a radical personality shift A man is depressed after losing his wife and kid An old man dabbling in black magic lives with his sad granddaughter Is the house haunted There are dark stains the mark of evil everywhere and images of screaming skulls appear every so often I wonder if the four artists plotted this out together beforehand or whether they just agreed upon a vague outline haunted house, each does a tenant s story Or was it even looser than that with each succeeding chapter being influenced by what came before it Either way, Pixu is inscrutable The guy with the cleanliness routine is probably the most confusing Why is he waiting by the phone who is he expecting to call and why Why is cleanliness important How does he suddenly lose two fingers when shaving We never find out And that s his whole story The guy who lost his wife and kid did they die or just leave him Why is he friends with the old man s granddaughter That s kinda inappropriate given he s in his 30s 40s and she s 10 or so And he s always drinking in his underwear Hmm But that s his whole story The woman goes crazy, the old man makes potions and spells or whatever, stains appear around the place, skulls and scribbles appear randomly, and then it ends I like all four artists and their work in Pixu is fine but not their best Which isn t to say their work in Pixu isn t good it s certainly unsettling, especially Cloonan s pages, and far better than the writing but it s not a reason in itself to pick up the book Also, discounting Lolos whose work I m unfamiliar with, the other three artists can write really well too Ba and Moon s Daytripper and Cloonan s By Chance or Providence trilogy are both amazing so it s a shame Pixu has such a vague non story and sloppy narrative structuring.I like comics that are unusual and leaves things up to the reader s interpretation but I didn t like Pixu much there s artful impressionistic ambiguous storytelling and then there s no effort on the author s part to make any of it comprehensible, and Pixu is definitely in the latter The reader can only passively and coldly watch the randomness unfold until it s over Maybe that s just the nature of their collaborative project, maybe they never intended for there to be a coherent story, but it makes for a horror comic that s a bit too abstract to be even remotely affecting


  2. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    The Goodreads rating average for this book is 2.92, and Sam Quixote hated it, but taking a cue from his playbook, I am going to play contrarian and say y all haters are wrong and like the heck out of it The 2008 Eisner Awardwinning team for Best Anthology Gabriel B and F bio Moon Daytripper , Becky Cloonan By Chance, Providence , and Vasilis Lolos The Last Call return with their latest collaboration, Pixu The Mark of Evil It s a horror comic and it s what I will call a tone poem, a graph The Goodreads rating average for this book is 2.92, and Sam Quixote hated it, but taking a cue from his playbook, I am going to play contrarian and say y all haters are wrong and like the heck out of it The 2008 Eisner Awardwinning team for Best Anthology Gabriel B and F bio Moon Daytripper , Becky Cloonan By Chance, Providence , and Vasilis Lolos The Last Call return with their latest collaboration, Pixu The Mark of Evil It s a horror comic and it s what I will call a tone poem, a graphic rendition of four interlocking stories whose purpose is to creep you outthan anything else A mark appears on a wall Pixu, the mark of madness and evil and death Confusion, chaos, terror, gruesome violence in places, with anger, loneliness, grief, and rage reigning I liked it Horror is bound explanation at times, it s a feeling, a chill up the spine, it operates outside reason Even after three times of trying to make sense of it which is too much work for a short book, maybe I was still working it out, but then it occurred to me that the plot was beside the point It s a series of repeated images of horror, nuanced, done by master artists The images are the central tool for accomplishing the goal, it ain t about the facts If you are reading this one for the story, about a satisfactory explanation of exactly what is going on, then you may be okay,than a few actually were confused and annoyed And most horror requires lots of words, Stephen King reminds us with his various tomes But this one again I say accomplishes the chills through images, with restraint, through a very few words, and repetition across each of the four sections It s a comic, not a King It operateslike a spare poem than a novel And the sketchy spare art is appropriate to the subject matter I dunno, maybe it s not their best work, but I d say it s still really good, and as a collaboration they work to speak to each other through each other s images


  3. Patrick Patrick says:

    It s hard for me to give a harsh review to a book written by artists whose work I ve very much enjoyed in the past That said, this book really didn t satisfy me as a reader This story was certainly atmospheric, with disturbing imagery and emotional scenes But honestly, I have no idea what was going on in the comic There are 4 5 people living in a house, and shit starts to get weird and I just don t know Someone s assaulted Someone s engaging in self mutilation Maybe There s a arc It s hard for me to give a harsh review to a book written by artists whose work I ve very much enjoyed in the past That said, this book really didn t satisfy me as a reader This story was certainly atmospheric, with disturbing imagery and emotional scenes But honestly, I have no idea what was going on in the comic There are 4 5 people living in a house, and shit starts to get weird and I just don t know Someone s assaulted Someone s engaging in self mutilation Maybe There s a arcane practitioner doing something Maybe there s a guy being haunted too Not only am I not really sure what s going on in each of these individual storylines, but I don t see how they fit together either I m fine with leaving space for the reader to form their own opinions I tend towards the implicit in my writing I get that But this was too much space for me to enjoy as a reader I didn t feel like I was filling in the gaps in the narrative I felt like the story was mostly gaps Your mileage may vary, of course If you re really into post modern literature, you ll probably dig thisthan I did


  4. Matt Graupman Matt Graupman says:

    Reading Pixu I found myself often wondering how the collaborative process of making the book worked, exactly Did the creators work on the plot together Did they draw their sections in isolation Who was responsible for the direction of the book Despite my huge respect for each of the collaborators, I found the book to be unfocused and ultimately unsatisfying.The premise of Pixu is dynamite the residents of an apartment building suffer some sinister experiences, with each artist handling Reading Pixu I found myself often wondering how the collaborative process of making the book worked, exactly Did the creators work on the plot together Did they draw their sections in isolation Who was responsible for the direction of the book Despite my huge respect for each of the collaborators, I found the book to be unfocused and ultimately unsatisfying.The premise of Pixu is dynamite the residents of an apartment building suffer some sinister experiences, with each artist handling a different character There s some overlap but, for the most part, each story is mainly self contained This is both a good and bad thing it plays to the strengths of each artist but the overall story is pretty disjointed It never really became clear what was going on and how the events a possession a haunting a curse related to each character In the absence of a clear plot, I really focused on the art Moon and Ba s art was predictably beautiful if a little cartoony in the horror context but the real star here is Becky Cloonan her sections are easily the most successful i.e creepiest portions of Pixu As a horror comic book, Pixu is just okay it s mildly scary with some nice disturbing art As a collaborative exercise, it ssuccessful it s an interesting product of four pretty different artists As a showcase for the talent and imagination of Becky Cloonan, it shines


  5. Art the Turtle of Amazing Girth Art the Turtle of Amazing Girth says:

    PewNo idea what was going on, and although the art was decent, the story was too convoluted to follow.


  6. Alexandra Alexandra says:

    wow this was not good


  7. Holly ✨ Holly ✨ says:

    This graphic novel had potential, but the execution of the storyline was confusing and messy Having several characters who were focused on in such a short space of time really let this novel down The amount of things happening in the building and the amount of people who s point of views were shown was too much and most of the time brushed over quickly, making it confusing The art in this though was great, but this novel might have done well with some colour, for example darker tones of reds, This graphic novel had potential, but the execution of the storyline was confusing and messy Having several characters who were focused on in such a short space of time really let this novel down The amount of things happening in the building and the amount of people who s point of views were shown was too much and most of the time brushed over quickly, making it confusing The art in this though was great, but this novel might have done well with some colour, for example darker tones of reds, blues etc to keep the horror feel, but to allow the reader to really get immersed in the housing block


  8. Silence Silence says:

    It takes a lot to shake me I am not some mousy librarian who can t hang, but there is something about Pixu that got to me After I read this I was completely creeped out Having all the horrible things in the world pedophiles, weird old guys who practice the occult, a psycho chick carrying the spawn of some kind of demon, andliving in one building was enough to set my danger Will Robinson meter rising Add to that the general disjointedness of the storyline and some pretty graphic viol It takes a lot to shake me I am not some mousy librarian who can t hang, but there is something about Pixu that got to me After I read this I was completely creeped out Having all the horrible things in the world pedophiles, weird old guys who practice the occult, a psycho chick carrying the spawn of some kind of demon, andliving in one building was enough to set my danger Will Robinson meter rising Add to that the general disjointedness of the storyline and some pretty graphic violence, and what you end up with is one librarian sitting back in her chair feeling 50% confused and 50% spooked Thankfully, I bounce back quickly Ba and Moon are doing something pretty interesting here, and I like it The choice of using black and white illustrations was a wise one They are sharp and detailed enough to convey the absolute magnitude of how horrible the violence is without turning the panels into some red and pink meat montage As a plot they give you just enough content to let your mind wander, which works because we all know that whatever you imagine is always significantly worse than what s really out there Horror also has a terrible habit of spending a ton of time building up the scary bits, only to wrap it all up in a nice neat bow where the virgin somehow survives even though she ran around like a fool for a few hours Pixu gives you none of that This is a story that is truly terrifying, because there isn t a single character to root for and there isn t a scrap of closure or clarity in sight What you get is something evil and inexpiable You get reality It has always been the unknown that is the most frightening thing of all, so while some might feel let down by the vague nature of this graphic novel, I relished the mystery I would like to thank Edelweiss and the publisher for providing me with a free ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review


  9. Mike Mike says:

    Freaky Builds mystery an suspense the old fashioned way by just telling you a story without narrating every step of the way Just shows you what s happening and lets you fill in the details as if we have a few spare brain cells to rub together or something I don t really understand it, and I m not sure if it s meant to be understood I mean, I follow what plot there is, but motivations and backstories are hard to infer from so little.Is it a literary success Probably It was an experience Freaky Builds mystery an suspense the old fashioned way by just telling you a story without narrating every step of the way Just shows you what s happening and lets you fill in the details as if we have a few spare brain cells to rub together or something I don t really understand it, and I m not sure if it s meant to be understood I mean, I follow what plot there is, but motivations and backstories are hard to infer from so little.Is it a literary success Probably It was an experience The end


  10. Dru Dru says:

    a haunted house story told with the wonderful art of Ba, Moon there is some pretty disturbing content in here great read.


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