Over and Over is a delightful graphic novel that follows Tom, a young gay man recovering from a breakup, and he’s feeling kind of down in the dumps at the beginning of our story. But he decides to get back into the dating game, and we then follow his adventures as he does so. The story takes a turn when he encounters a man named Omer, who could end up being just a friend or maybe something more.
First off, I loved the plotline. It was a whole lot more than merely a “bad breakup” story, and I adored the surprising and unexpected twist at the end. The story gripped me right off the bat with its compelling storyline and relatable characters.
This talented author does a fantastic job of bringing the story to life through the beautiful artwork, and I feel that the art really fits well here with the storyline. The entire set-up for the story, and how it plays out is phenomenal.
I adore this author’s art style, especially how expressive the emotions are drawn. Art can make or break a graphic novel for me, and the art in Over and Over made it. It’s accessible, engaging, and appropriately atmospheric. I love it when a graphic novel manages to tell a personal and poignant story, and this one definitely succeeded.
The author also includes several bonus goodies at the end of the book, including an alternate ending, various characters sketches, unused cover layouts, and preliminary layouts for each of the panels. I enjoyed the extras and am glad that they were included.
I hope this author continues to publish their work as they definitely have some mad skills. Loved it!