The Adventures of Snoop: The Mountain of Hope
by SENIOR TASSE
Snoop, the mountain goat, dreams of going on a quest to find the primordial grass. In this first volume, Snoop remembers a legend of an ancient goat who discovered the primordial grass and made a deal with cavemen to protect his herd.
This entire first volume is all about the legend of Baa Caprone, who first discovered the primordial grass that granted health and wisdom. Snoop doesn’t really do anything in this volume. He just tells the story of the ancient legend, setting up all the backstory for future volumes.
I felt like the story was a little disjointed. The writing style “tells” the reader what is happening, instead of using dialogue to further the story line. That got old pretty quickly. There is almost no dialogue at all, making the writing sort of awkward and bare. The story doesn’t flow naturally.
I didn’t connect with any of the characters, either animal or human. I found it odd that none of the cavemen have names. That made it difficult to connect with them or follow their dialogue.
The design is not a style I am used to seeing in graphic novels. There are a lot of text boxes with lengthy paragraphs, and then boxes with artwork in them. The pages don’t always flow in a natural way.
The artwork itself is good, but the action on the page wasn’t always clear. I liked the bright colors on each page!
Overall, this is definitely an interesting story and some nice artwork, but it felt kind of unpolished.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts and are not influenced by anyone.