Simply Samuel is a silent graphic novel picaresque and metaphoric meditation on life and being alive. This breathtakingly colorful and visually inventive book unfolds in front of the reader as a puzzle of short stories and momentcapturing images. Samuel is a pale ghost-like character who wanders through a colorful world. He exists almost invisible to his surroundings, a hero of the ordinary. The wordless story of Samuel deals with themes of individuality and loneliness, and of freedom, pondering our daily actions and the choices and values behind them, all evidenced by Samuel’s peculiar actions. Musturi’s clear line expresses precise storytelling and a controlled psychedelia of color and form that surprises the reader over and over again.
"Musturi’s striking aesthetic keeps you just off balance and always at attention. The experience is as unexpected as it is stimulating." — A.V. Club
"This colorful, psychedelic graphic novel twists the bizarre and the macabre into a metaphorical, illusory quest for the secret of life." — Publishers Weekly
"Presented as a kind of existential everyperson, Samuel’s exploits take the form of shorter episodes and single illustrations that ruminate on themes of individuality, solitude, personal freedom and self-determination." — Broken Frontier