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2016 11 08 Quilte

"Quilte" Comic Review

Written by James Ferguson

Published by ComixTribe

Quilte 00

Written by John Lees
Illustrated by Iain Laurie
Colored by Megan Wilson
2016, 32 Pages
Comic released on October 29th, 2016

Review:

Dr. Karla Quilte is a gifted psychologist specializing in recurring nightmares.  She has a technique that allows her to enter a patient's dreams and walk them through the scary bits, confronting the root of their problems.  She has a terrific track record...until she meets Adam Whitlock.  He's troubled by something darker than just bad dreams.  It's something that Karla has never encountered before and it's absolutely terrifying.

Quilte is from the creative team of writer John Lees and artist Iain Laurie, the folks behind the stellar and horrifying, And Then Emily Was Gone.  This is a little more “out there” than their previous work, but nonetheless uniquely disturbing.  Much of this comes from Laurie's artwork.  Every single panel is expertly designed to bring forth an unsettling quality, even those set in the real world.  It's like something is a little off in this place, even when it's just two people sitting in an office talking.  

Laurie's art is not bound by a traditional page layout or even panel borders.  Some of the best images in Quilte are breaking apart at the edges.  This is a great effect that showcases how strange the dream world can be.  

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Speaking of the dreams – or rather, nightmares – you'll probably be haunted by these pages long after you read them.  The things that appear within Quilte are truly bizarre.  They're almost hard to describe in their madness.  Worms spewing forth from a woman's mouth.  Eyeballs bulging from a hallway.  Strange creatures bursting forth from a wall, their limbs twisted and malformed as blood puddles on the floor beneath them.  

In a way, Dr. Karla Quilte is a hero.  She's brought relief to countless patients and faces her ultimate challenge with Adam.  Even in the face of such abominations, she is steadfast and strong.  She never wavers from her goal to save these people from the horrors within their own minds.  This makes what she goes through all the more tragic and a tad heartbreaking.  

Quilte gives Freddy Krueger a run for his money when it comes to terrifying nightmares.  It is truly unlike anything you will see on the stands today, filled with disturbing imagery.  It opens the door to insane possibilities that could be explored further, however it works on its own as a standalone one-shot.

Grades:

Story: Fourstars Quilte Cover
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Art: Fourandahalfstars
Overall: Fourandahalfstars

 

 

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