1. Brandon Horton
2. The book “The Invisible Man” is about a stranger who arrives in a tiny English village of Iping. He was wrapped from head to toe walking the streets alone. Then finally he came upon a place called Coach and Horses Inn. He knocked on the door and a woman named Mrs. Hall opened the door. She was surprised that she got business this late, but thought the extra business was a good thing. She took him to his room and he gave her money and told her he did not want to be disturbed. Mrs. Hall wondered why he was hiding his face ever since he entered the Inn. Mrs. Hall then returned because she forgot to ask him if he wanted her to take his hat and coat. The stranger replied NO! In a loud voice. She then noticed that his face was covered in bandages. The stranger then wandered the streets during the night time and stumbled across a local druggist named Albert Cuss. Albert said he would talk to him tomorrow. The next day Albert visited the stranger at the Inn, but when he entered the room he couldn’t help but notice that the stranger had no hands and he felt a finger and thumb grab his nose, but there was nothing there. As soon as this happened he rushed to tell the story to the towns Vicar. Late that night the Vicar’s wife heard some strange noises coming from down stairs from her bedroom. Vicar went to go check it out and he found that a candle was lit and his money box was gone. Everyone had heard about the robbery and the next day Mrs. Hall didn’t prepare the strangers meals because she didn’t receive any payment from him. Then out of no the stranger said he found some more money and Mrs. Hall began to get suspicious. The stranger then threw his nose at Mrs. Hall and she screamed. They found out the man was invisible and the town’s sheriff came to arrest him because of the havoc he was causing. Then the invisible man took off running and the sheriff grabbed him, then the invisible man choked him to death. He then went to meet with a man by the name of DR. Kemp which was his old professor. He told him the story of his discovery and is plans of revenge, but Dr. Kemp was against him. He took off and told the sheriff that he would be the first to die. A day past and the invisible man came back for the doctor, but the whole teamed up and caught him by hitting him in the head with a shovel. The invisible’s man reign of terror was over.
3. I really enjoyed the artwork that was created in this book. Since I read comic books a lot as a child this book was very similar to that, but not quite the same. The media used in this comic was basic paper and ink. I could tell that the style of art that was used was loose and sketchy. In this book a lot of shadows were used so I could tell it was a very gloomy village. The people that were portrayed in the comic were distorted in the way because many times the full features of their faces weren’t visible. Also i could tell the artist was very good with lines whether they were vertical, horizontal, diagonal, or curved. I can also that the artist rarely used any light in the illustrations. The pictures were often very shadowy. I really couldn’t tell how old the men where except by the color of their hair. If it wasn’t for the use of brown or black hair for interpret the younger characters and the use of grey hair to interpret old characters I wouldn’t be able to guess the age just by looking at the face. All of the faces seemed strong and very little lines were used on the face. The texture of illustrations in the comic was smooth and clean. The pattern that I noticed in this comic was the shades he used. He repeatedly used the shades black, grey and brown. Other colors were used liked blue, green, red, orange, and yellow, but they seemed to be very dull.
4. Its kind of hard to tell if the comic ” The Invisible Man” has a purpose behind it because its just a fictional story, so maybe the purpose of this comic was just to tell a story. On the other hand its many other things that go on throughout this book that can be interpreted in different ways. When H.G Wells wrote this story he could have disliked a teacher in high school or in college and he could have wished he could get revenge on this teacher. Overall in my opinion I feel as if the purpose of this comic was to tell a mysterious story. There were boundaries pushed in the book. The possibility of an invisible man coming to your city is 0 out of 1 million. Therefore this kind of this is not likely to happen and shock is my initial reaction to this comic because being invisible is impossible.
5. I feel like the strengths to this comic is the story line. This graphic novel had my eyes stuck to the pages until the very end. I was very intrigued and suspenseful. All that was going through my mind was “What’s going to happen next!” I like how every time the invisible man did something bad dark colors was used. It almost seemed like he used these colors to almost foreshadow when something was about to happen through art. Its actually quite amazing to me how a simple as brightness and darkness can effect art, even in a book. I also noticed that the layout of the comic strip was almost perfect. He spaced out everything so evenly. Space is very important in a comic because I hate when artist bunch the art up, which makes it hard to tell what to read next. This Graphic was very easy to read and I completed the book without any confusion. I also like when the artist used diagonal lines to lead the viewer’s eye to the most important part in the scene at that moment.
6. This graphic novel “The Invisible Man” was a very well put together book, but i did notice a weakness. The weakness that I noticed was that their was very little detail in his drawings. The solution would be to take more time to add more facial features to the characters and other people. It was very hard to the young from the old in the novel. I would suggest the artist to use more lines in the faces of the characters to illustrate age better and just to put a little more detail. Also I felt the novel could have been longer.
7. I would recommend this book to elementary, middle school, high school, and even college students. The way this novel is written it is easy to understand by people of younger ages, but still somewhat appealing to people of older ages. This book would really appeal who is into fictional books that tell a weird and mysterious story. I would also pass this on to fellow college students because I feel they would get a kick out of this book. Its very interesting. The reason I would pass it on to kids in middle school and high school is because when I was that age many of my friends were into comics, so it seem like this type of book would be appealing to people in that age group. This book increased my interest in fictional books. Before I was into real life subjects when reading.
8. H.G Wells is the author of two other interesting books “The Time Machine” and ”The Wonderful Visit.”
9. I would Give H.G Wells “The Invisible Man” a 4 out of 5 stars.