Square Eyes by Anna Mill and Luke Jones review – dystopia to die for


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A tech pioneer loses control of her creation in this striking, intoxicating book

I’m always telling people how little time, relatively speaking, it takes to read a graphic novel, something that can often make the experience all the more powerful. But I’d be lying if I told you that Square Eyes by Anna Mill and Luke Jones can be gobbled quickly.

This exquisite book, which began its life in 2010 as an entry for the Observer/Cape graphic short story prize, isn’t a very talky comic; its subject matter, which has to do with the dangers of the digital future, dictates that the dialogue is ever minimalist, Mill’s incandescent images doing all the work, and more, of words.

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