This is only the second graphic novel I have ever read but this was LOVELY. The artwork is beautiful and it read like poetry. A thoughtful and gorgeous meditation on love in its many forms. Julie Maroh's introduction to Body Music explains that she wrote the story specifically to show that love and sex happen with all kinds of people, not just heteronormative cisgendered folks. While I firmly applaud that storytelling vision, the way she's actually gone about it is. . . just not all that interesting.
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Translation wise, there is one moment where the translation of slang does not ring true, but overall this did not detract from my enjoyment.
Thanks to the publisher for providing access through Edelweiss. Review to come.
Overall a varied and interesting collection of relationships and experiences. Some are more wellrounded than others, and a couple of the short and seemingly incomplete stories come back into play later in the collection.
The art style is really interesting, somehow simple but complex all at once.
I wanted to like this. I was a big fan of her earlier book, but this didn't work for me. There are 21 unconnected short stories herein. The faces look too much alike, I was probably halfway through before I realized that the stories were not connected. I kept trying to match the people up, because the stories are plotless slices of life. They don't start, they don't end, and I don't get a sense of the people other than that tiny slice. I wanted more depth. ò Corps sonores ì Julie Maroh wrote that her intention with Body Music was to illustrate the realities of "bowlegged, chubby, ethnic, trans, pierced, scarred, ill, disabled, old, [and] hairy" people who are too often "outside all the usual aesthetic categories" that we associate with love stories. Though some of these stories were simple in terms of dialogue and scope, the beautiful, surprising, and innovative images in this graphic novel do justice to her intention. There is something gentle and cozy about each of the vignettes in Body Music, and it is really affirming to see so many relationships constructed of people who are "outside" of socially normative aesthetic categories depicted with such sincere tenderness. A few panels in particular like those that illustrated a deaf man's hands signing in an argument with his partner were so creatively designed that One of the most beautiful creations I've laid eyes on this year.
Body Music, Maroh’s third book, is about love in its many forms and stages, with a range of ethnicities and sexualities, some happy, some sad. I read Skandalon and Blue is the Warmest Color and liked them all right, 3 stars each. I think this book is a little more ambitious, and features maybe some advance in her warm watercolor art. Blue focused on one relationship and this book features 21 vignettes of love, lust, and relationships. One guy is in a wheelchair; with one couple, one guy is married to a woman, and he has an affairIt’s called “Fuck Buddies”with a guy. Some are sexy, some are sad, some are funny, and so on. I think the range might have something to offer anyone, and they are set in seemingly romantic Montreal. The point is clearly inclusivity.
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About The Author
Julie Maroh (born 1985) is an author and illustrator originally from northern France. She studied comic art at the Institute Saint-Luc in Brussels and lithography and engraving at the Royal Academy of Arts in Brussels, where she still lives.