by Daniel Purvis in New Illustration on Friday 21 June 2013

With few words and only a handful of gorgeous images, Emily Carroll draws you into her dark lover’s embrace. Stories with promising beginnings follow heroes to melancholy and tragedy. Carroll’s simple linework is brimming with character and her colours inform mood, with frequent flashes of violent red amid the more sombre hues. As a final touch, the comics also make use of the web format with aplomb.