Our Story Studio houses bookshelves full of colourful and engaging graphic novels brought in by our CEO.
These books are regularly taken by the team to enjoy, spreading our love of a great story.
We’ve decided to spread this joy of storytelling further.
Every two weeks we’ll be focusing in on one of the graphics novels which line the shelves of our Story Studio, focusing on their story and sharing why we loved it. You can catch the latest instalment which looked at ‘Seconds’ by Bryan Lee O’Malley here.
‘The House that Groaned‘ by Karrie Fransman
‘The House that Groaned’ is an odd tale of six characters. The cover alone draws you in from the bookshelf.
While the characters are completely different, the one thing they have in common is their location. They all live in an old Victorian tenement house. Each with their own unique space and unique story.
The characters are extreme. They are by no means you’re everyday acquaintances.
There’s a digital touch-up artist who doesn’t like to be touched, a fitness fanatic who is trying to escape her obese past, a man who fetishizes disfigurement, a lonely old woman who literally blends into the background, and the new girl: beautiful young make-up artist.
The house acts as its own character, decaying from the inside out, its clanking pipes and sighing walls add to it’s character.
Their everyday lives of this houses inhabitants and the reality of their existencee within the groaning house is what makes this story.
The story is captivating, the images are equally so. The reader gets the feeling of intruding upon the character’s intimate lives as they join them in their flat.
‘The House that Groaned’ was Karrie Fransman’s debut graphic novel.