Naked Reading 2023 XIV
I've updated my Naked Reading 2023 page with my latest read, the wonderful Dinosaur Sanctuary 1.
A completely charming manga about everyday life in a struggling Japanese dinosaur sanctuary (in a world where dinosaurs have become commonplace attractions). The book features beautiful renderings of dinosaurs, and both the images and story draw from real dinosaur science to bring the animals to life so vividly. Refreshingly not depicting them as monsters, but real living beings with individual personalities and histories, this is such a joyful view of life working with and adoring dinosaurs. It’s also wonderfully atmospheric, making you feel like you’re right there in this quiet little dinosaur haven. One of my favourite books for some time!
That's my mini-review, but I've also written more extensive thoughts on my book review blog.
Plus as usual as a little bonus for my Patreon supporters, I've shared some alternate takes of this self-portrait there.