Julian at the Wedding by Jessica Love

áJulian at the Wedding

Read June 2021
★  ★  ★

A follow-up to the adventures of Julian discovering mermaids, this suffers in comparison.

I continue to love Love’s artistic sensibilities, but almost none of the pictures felt as vibrant or as unusual as in the the mermaid story where there were a variety of people, dresses and fantasies. I also remain somewhat confused by the choice of background page color, as it seems a little too dark to let Love’s color choices pop into something really eye-catching, although it does work with white lace. Perhaps she was thinking of white wedding and contrast, but blues and greens have trouble standing out.

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The story is minimalist–Julian and friend are the flower children at a female couple’s wedding then go to play after–but perhaps the value is in normalizing those occasions.

While Julian and the Mermaids (a great drag queen band name, btw) was a fun book that I added to my own library, this is one that lacks the beauty and story to really spur me into love.

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