Review: Fashion Forward

fashionFashion Forward: The Comic (Issue #1) by Shawnee Gibbs, Shawnelle Gibbs, Linda Chung

Published: March 5th 2013
: BopSee Books
E-Book: 28 pages
Genre: Comic, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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Next: Issue #2
Source: Received from the author(s) for an honest review

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This was my first comic in years, and I enjoyed Fashion Forward as if it was my first. The dialogue was witty and kept those pages turning, and the illustrations were a perfect fit. It is as if one person was responsible for the writing and the drawing, one mind, which in my opinion was what made it so much fun!

The illustrations were in black and white, which I actually liked. It didn’t overshadow the story and gave all the right emotions while being unexpectedly funny at times.

I loved how the fashion world was depicted. Quirky and silly, but yet fun at the same time. I found myself wanting to see what new fashion Ivan Fellipe and other designers came up with.

Samantha is a character we can all identify with. Stuck in a job where she is unappreciated and undervalued, but she does the best she can. However things soon change and I’m sure what lies ahead, in the next volume, is a funky sci-fi adventure! I can’t wait to see where the cliffhanger leads!

Here is a bit about the authors and the illustrator:


Shawnee’ Gibbs and Shawnelle Gibbs are writers, television producers, closet fashionistas and general workaholics who enjoy writing, traveling and decorating in their LA hideaway. Shawnee’ likes films starring Carey Grant. Shawnelle is mildly obsessed with scented candles. In another life they are The Rodarte Sisters. ~ Source


Linda Chung is a Southern California native currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area where she works in animation. She’s a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and is passionate about Mid-Century Art and horror movies. ~ Source

newcup4_zps9e860127-1_zpsf147fc8cThis got a 8/10 from me.


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  • Haven’t read a comic in ages! Sounds fun.

    • Sugar

      I’m going to try and read more of them from now on 🙂

  • I haven’t read a comic/graphic novel in a year & I used to love them. I should def. read more of them. Maybe do a theme month about them. Anway, great review & it sounds like a fun comic to read.

    • Sugar

      A theme month sounds like a great idea!

  • This sounds awesome!!! Gotta go add this to my tbr list! <3

    • Sugar

      Let me know what you think 🙂