Reviews & Accolades
"[A] joyfully-arted story about two closeted gay men. The (delightfully queer) anthropomorphic closet monsters are a mix of Roman mythology, literary fiction, and classic movie monsters — Medusa, Dracula, Bride of Frankenstein — and animals. A four-color pastel-palette enlivens each page, which are designed as a single stand-alone comic strips that combine to tell the story. Sexual innuendos and pop cultural references are sprinkled throughout, helping to make the work so fabulous."
- THE ADVOCATE
Nominated for Best Graphic Novel of 2018
- CANCOMICSWIKI AWARDS
"What an original, entertaining, even hilarious book you have made out of your experiences – a graphic work like no other. I hope it reaches those who need it most."
- SIR IAN MCKELLEN
"A breakthrough in creative writing and thought...Beautifully written story and the art work and colors are incredible. A lot of thought and courage went into the development and concept of these stories and many are quite comical yet thought inspiring".
- NYC COMIC GEEKS
"[T]his is a first-rate graphic novel. I was completey suprised at the depths of the storytelling. Mark uses a narrative that flows quite easily. A lot of plot points strategically put in place, a lot of which have to do with the toxic issues having to do with the LGBTQ community. I applaud Mark for including these points. Loving how Mark was tying in [secondary] characters and how they weaved in and out of the story...a very admirable job with this book".
- THE GAY COMIC GEEK
"[A] beautiful queer fable for the young and young at heart...a sweet, young gay man exploring the magic of a world that was always there for him to see if only he looked. Julien creates Justin’s world with a cartoonist’s sensibilities combined with a decorative art aesthetic and a sophisticated color palette."
- JOE PALMER, GAY LEAGUE
An "indie title doing right by LGBTA fans".
"The story mirrors Julien’s own journey towards self-acceptance. Growing up, he was afraid of sharing the truth and revealing his sexuality. It isn’t simply a fantasy graphic novel about a monster. It’s Julien’s own story and his own journey."
- QUEEN'S JOURNAL