Land of the Sons is Gipi’s most artistically accomplished work to date, juxtaposing the stark savagery of the narrative with the Italian master’s dense and expressive line work. While similar tonally, Sons, unlike Lord of the Flies, lays the groundwork for humanity overcoming sheer brutality and personal desires, while commenting on the fragile state of masculinity and human nature itself.
"Gipi develops a naturalism and human quality often missing from SF survival fantasies. ... the art reveals a credible vast alternative landscape of mud, water, reedy islands, makeshift boats, and strange and hostile patched-together colonies. It’s a strikingly envisioned imaginary world." — Publishers Weekly
"Gipi’s lines work together to convey deep emotion, even in the landscape, with large blocks of negative space lending them more power. Spend some time looking at these drawings. They are magic." — Paste
"Gipi draws like a maniac. He composes each figure as an accumulation of circles spiraling endlessly on top of one another until they become recognizable—as a shape, as texture, as light. The whole thing is an illustrative tour de force.” — The A.V. Club
"This evocative, thought-provoking graphic novel will be sure to linger in the reader’s mind
long after the last page is turned." — Booklist