Beldan Sezen isn’t a name that’s likely to ring a bell – unless you happen to closely follow the European graphic art scene. I came across her in an interest group on a social network some time back where she mentioned she’d recently published her first graphic novel. She was kind enough to send me a copy to review and my only regret is that I took so long to get around to it.
Some graphic novels have a great story that keeps you riveted. These depend largely on the strength of the plot, supported with average artwork, to see them through. Most others have an above-average story that’s supported by rich artwork. Zakkum is one of those few novels that outdo the competition on both counts – a great story with outstanding art that’s told well.