Knite

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Rating: 5/5 –Masterfully Executed and Absolutely Beautiful

http://yuumei.deviantart.com/gallery/24250483

Premise
Knite is the story of a group of kids in China who decide to bring the stars back to a pollution-choked sky by flying lighted kites. The story touches on a lot of different issues and characters. It’s hosted on DeviantArt, although you don’t need an account to view it. It’s updated infrequently, but by chapter – and each chapter is absolutely stunning. The first book is now available in print: http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/Knite-Book-1-381876132

What’s Awesome About It?
The first thing you might notice about Knite is the art – it’s beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Almost every page/panel is like a painting and the way the colors, the lighting, and creative layouts are used is absolutely a work of art in every sense of the word. Backing this up is an interesting story that both stands on its own merits and has a meaningful message. While the story is pro-environmentalist, this message is portrayed naturally and elegantly through the story and not hammered into the reader like an environmental message often is. Even if you’re a diehard anti-environmentalist for some reason, I still think you’d find a lot to love in Knite.

Wenqing Yan (going by the screen name of yuumei), the artist and author manages to expertly craft a comic that works amazingly on all levels. Knite is not a comic to miss.

My Thoughts
This comic is amazing, and easily amongst my top webcomics in terms of quality of art, storytelling, and characters. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Also, if you like Knite (which you will), check out the artist’s other short comics on her Deviant Art, which are also excellent.

Reviewed by: Stephen Bretall stephen@comicspectrum.com

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