Oyster War by Ben Towle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published October 20th 2015 by Oni Press
Source: Review copy from the publisher
An engaging seafaring tale full of pirates with a mix of sea monsters, ghosts, curses and selkies. Based in Chesapeake Bay it retains some historical elements which the author notes at the back of the book. The art style is very noticeably "Tin-Tin"-ish and suits the action-adventure mode well. A fun, light-hearted story of legend I'd say suitable for most ages but perhaps is a tinge violent (cartoon-sort) and doesn't have any child characters so may be best suited for Gr. 6+. I was particularly delighted as my favourite shapeshifter, the selkie, was featured. The Tin-Tin art and fantasy world reminded me a bit of "The Unsinkable Walker Bean" but that is a much better book though fans of one should appreciate the other.