[B] Bluffton by Matt Phelan

2 Apr

(This was first written for my Materials for Tweens class.)

Bluffton is a graphic novel inspired by the life of Buster Keaton. It tells of a boy named Henry living in near the city of Bluffton, where Buster and his family spent their summers with the vaudeville friends, and how those summers with Buster changed his life.

The soft watercolors create the perfect mood for this idyllic but moving story about becoming who you were meant to be, not who you are expected to be. Phelan uses almost a black and white palette for the vaudeville scenes to depict a world that is not quite real to Henry and reflect how clips from that era are preserved today.

This post is my Blogging from A to Z entry for the letter B.

5 Responses to “[B] Bluffton by Matt Phelan”

  1. Laitie April 2, 2014 at 1:55 am #

    This is interesting, but are there any possible links for examples? I don’t know what you’re talking about but really want to learn more.

    • nita April 2, 2014 at 2:15 am #

      Good idea. Here’s a link to the author’s website: http://www.mattphelan.com/

      I’ve added a link in the post, too. (None of my reviews for this month have links in them yet because I wrote them as part of class assignments…)

      • Laitie April 2, 2014 at 2:19 am #

        Will look at the site, now. Thank you! 🙂

  2. Susan Scott April 2, 2014 at 9:56 am #

    Thanks Nita – I’ll check out the link soon. Nice review!
    Garden of Eden Blog

  3. Cold Lake Cathy April 2, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    I’ve never heard of Bluffton but you make it sound interesting!

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