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It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel book from Image Comics (2022) - Graphic novel review by KadmonIt’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel book from Image Comics (2022)
image © Zoe Thorogood

The It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth (2022) is a autobiographical drama graphic novel. The graphic novel was reviewed by Kadmon.

Product: It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel book from Image Comics (2022)

Original title: It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth

Publisher: Image Comics company (2022)

Series: -

Setting: contemporary Earth

Product type: Graphic novel, Genre: autobiographical drama, Features: autobiography, drama, autobiographical drama, romance, Style: multiple timelines, strange editing

Release: 2022.11.09

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Preferences: Immersive, logical story, consistent setting, prefers surprises to spoilers, prefers establishing elements before referencing them

Read: very recent (2022.11), first time

Rating: Good (2+ out of 3 points), Enjoyment: Good (2+ out of 3 points)

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This is my review of It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, a autobiographical drama graphic novel book from 2022. It's about young woman going through a bad time in her life. The It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth comic book is interesting, I recommend it to fans of the genre.

It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel book from Image Comics (2022) - Graphic novel review by KadmonIt’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel book from Image Comics (2022)
image © Zoe Thorogood

"Cartoonist ZOE THOROGOOD records six months of her own life as it falls apart in a desperate attempt to put it back together again in the only way she knows how. IT'S LONELY AT THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH is an intimate metanarrative that looks into the life of a selfish artist who must create for her own survival."

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Review (spoiler-free) - It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel (2022)

I randomly found this book, and the cover and the title was interesting. It wasn't interesting enough to pick it up, but later I looked up the creator, and she seemed like a nice person, so I thought it could be interesting to see into her life. I didn't read any reviews before starting the graphic novel.

The It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth graphic novel is about a young woman going through a bad time in her life.

The story (by Zoe Thorogood) is good. The consistency and pacing is a little strange. There's a definitive character arc. I didn't find any logical problems.

The graphics (by Zoe Thorogood) are good. The visual style is varied, the pages are often interesting visually. The characters are recognisable, although it makes it easier that they belong to different animals species.

It's mostly the main protagonist that is well developed, we only get to know the others through their actions and the thoughts of the protagonist. As the story focuses on the main protagonist, I don't think this would be a problem.

It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth is an interesting autobiographical drama, I think fans of the genre will enjoy it.

My experience

I was satisfied with It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth (2022). I happen to like stories with interesting plots, and It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth delivered just that.

Rating: Good (2+ out of 3 points). It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth is a well-made comic book, and it conveys its message clearly.

Enjoyment: Good (2+ out of 3 points). It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth is interesting, I liked it.

Rereadability: Average. Even if you know how will it end, if you liked the book for the first time, you might like to reread it to experience it's distinct style.

Chance of reading it again: There's a chance. Now that I know the story, there's probably no need to read it again, but I liked it enough that I might read it in the right circumstances.

Chance of reading a sequel: High. I'd sure read it. Although I hope that it will be more upbeat, as I got to like the protagonist, and I hope her life will change for the better.

It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel book from Image Comics (2022) - Graphic novel review by KadmonIt’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel book from Image Comics (2022)
image © Zoe Thorogood

Will you enjoy this?

If you like autobiographic graphic novels, you might like It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth.

If you like contemporary drama graphic novels, you might like It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth.

If you like stories about publishing comics, you might like It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth.

If you'd like to get comedic moments in your stories, It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth has some of it, even though the main topic is mostly serious.

If you get through the first few pages minutes of the It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth comic book without rolling your eyes, you might enjoy the graphic novel.

If you prefer visuals over story, the graphic novel has some interesting artwork and layout choices.

If you feel uneasy at the thought of suicide and self-harm, you should probably avoid this graphic novel.

If you are interested in the life of Zoe Thorogood, you might be interested in this story.

Reading for plot points

If you are interested in autobiographical stories, I think it's worth reading the It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth graphic novel, to see how to make an interesting story out of regular events.

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It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel book from Image Comics (2022) - Graphic novel review by KadmonIt’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel book from Image Comics (2022)
image © Zoe Thorogood

Review with spoilers - It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel (2022)

I liked the It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth graphic novel book.

I have to admit that I had a hard time writing this review, as I'm not used to tell my opinion outside of fantasy and action stories, but to my surprise, this book caught my attention, and engaged me until I've finished reading it, so I've felt I have to write something about it, even if I don't know how to really articulate my thoughts. The creator of this graphic novel is certainly better at that than I am, as her book definitely gives an insight into her mind.

Covers

The cover of the graphic novel is good. It catches the attention, but it doesn't spoil the story.

Promise of the first scene

There's a girl about to commit suicide. I assume she won't, because that would cut the story really short. As the book is quite thick, I think she'll deal with her problems, and we'll have a chance to read through that.

Execution: She didn't kill herself. She really dealt with her problems. I'm okay with the fulfilment of the promise.

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It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel book from Image Comics (2022) - Graphic novel review by KadmonIt’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel book from Image Comics (2022)
image © Zoe Thorogood

Plot summary / Synopsis

There's a good looking girl in her early 20s (Zoe Thorogood), who works in publishing comics. Despite all of her successes, she has problems with her self esteem, as her boyfriend recently left her.

In flashbacks, we see her past, from her childhood to the present days.

She gets invited to the USA to attend to a comics convention. She also has a chance to meet there an online friend.

After the trip, she has a better time accepting herself, as she realises that it's her fault that she is not happy, as she doesn't want to be happy.

The setting

Contemporary Earth, early 2020s.

Although some real people are depicted as humanoid animals, there are no real fantastic elements included in the story.

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It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel book from Image Comics (2022) - Graphic novel review by KadmonIt’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel book from Image Comics (2022)
image © Zoe Thorogood

Analysis of the story - It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel (2022)

I mostly liked the story, I didn't find problems that would have prevented me from enjoying It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth.

The message of the story

Don't try to make your own life miserable.

The structure of the story

The scenes of the It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth comic book are mostly played in sequence, following the same storyline. There are some flashback scenes, showing past events.

There's a single viewpoint character, the main protagonist.

The story has the usual arc of the dramatic structure - introduction, action, resolution.

Things I liked

  • I got to like the protagonist.
  • The artwork is varied and interesting.
  • We get to see the thoughts of the creator, and also the thought process of creating the artwork for this graphic novel.
It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel book from Image Comics (2022) - Graphic novel review by Kadmon It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel book from Image Comics (2022) - Graphic novel review by Kadmon
It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel book from Image Comics (2022)
image © Zoe Thorogood

Problematic elements

 

Unanswered questions

 

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Possibilities of improvement

 

How it could have been better?

 

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How does it compare to the other works of the creators?

I haven't read any other works of the writer (Zoe Thorogood). I still have no clue how would she write fiction, but the dramatisation of this story was good, so I'd like to see more of her works.

I haven't read any other graphic novels from the illustrator (Zoe Thorogood). Looking at her art, I'm looking forward for her future comics.

How does it compare to the original events?

I have no clue, but I assume the dramatisation is close to what happened.

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Behind the scenes

 

Thoughts about the reviews of others

 

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It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel book from Image Comics (2022) - Graphic novel review by KadmonIt’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel book from Image Comics (2022)
image © Zoe Thorogood

Uses for the comic book - It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel (2022)

Plot

  • Set on contemporary Earth.
  • There's a person, who doesn't feel happy.
    • That person has thoughts about committing suicide.

Scenes

  • Some scenes where she meets the publisher or the fans at the convention could be used to depict the life of a comics writer / artist.

Designs

 

Scenarios - Role-playing game

 

Scenarios - Wargame

 

Miniatures - 1/50-1/60 (28-32mm scale)

Civilians: Human-sized (S3) modern (advanced) human female / male civilian.

Humanoid animals: Human-sized (S3) modern (advanced) humanoid animal female / male civilian.

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Frequently asked questions - It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel (2022)

Is the It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth comic book based on a novel or a movie?

No, It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth is not based on either books or films. It's based on the life of the author, Zoe Thorogood.

Is the It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth comic book a remake or reboot?

No, the It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth comic book is neither a remake nor a reboot.

Where can I read It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth online?

As of 2023.01.11, It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth is available online on comiXology, Google Play, Kobo.

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Resources - It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel (2022)

Official

Image Comics: It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth: Official article.

Information

Comicvine: It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth » 1 issues: Database article.

Goodreads: It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth: Database article.

League of Comic Geeks: It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth: Database article.

Library Thing: It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth: Database article.

Creation

: Concept art article / video.¤

Reviews with no spoilers - It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth comic book (2022)

Steve Baxi (for Comicsbeat): GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEWS: IT’S LONELY AT THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH: Review article about the It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth comic book with minor spoilers.§

Reviews with spoilers - It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth comic book (2022)

: Review article / video of the It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth graphic novel, with spoilers. Includes a very detailed plot summary.¤

Analysis - It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth graphic novel (2022)

: Analysis article / video, explaining the finale of It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth.¤

 

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Buying the product - It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, graphic novel (2022)

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Have you read the It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth comic book from Image Comics? How do you like the graphic novel? Would you recommend it to others? Do you know reviews or resources you'd like to add? What further thoughts do you have about it? Tell your opinion in the comments!

 

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