The Grimoire

    (Speakeasy, 2005)
™ and © Speakeasy

Sebastien Caisse has created an all-ages fantasy filled with magic, mystery, and loads of fun. It is obvious that Caisse intends this series to attract a female audience, because, unlike many other fantasy comics, the protagonist is a teen girl and the primary villain is a woman. The premise of the story is the teen’s search for her father while her mother tries to stop her. To add to the “cute” factor and appeal to a younger audience, the series contains a raccoon familiar and other talking-animal creatures.

Djief has an interesting art style that gets the job done competently. He seems to excel when he’s drawing animals, whether cute or deadly, while his human faces sometimes lack consistency from panel to panel.

In an industry lacking many products that appeal to younger female readers, this series, while not perfect, receives credit—and should receive reader support—for making an attempt.

— Ian M. Feller

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  3/1/2005
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  4/1/2005
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