Brave Chef Brianna
To prove herself as a great chef, a young woman sets up a restaurant as the sole human in a city full of monsters.Brianna Jakobsson has big cooking dreams, and when her ailing restaurateur father poses a challenge to his only daughter and fifteen sons, she seizes the opportunity. She’s going to have the best restaurant around and earn the family empire. Thing is, the only place she can afford to set up shop is in Monster City. Her menu is full of weird delicacies, her kitchen is run by a half-bird harpy, and her dining room is filled with skeleton businessmen. Add on the nefarious Madame Cron, some highly competitive siblings and Brianna’s plate is literally . . . full.Brave Chef Brianna from writer Sam Sykes (Munchkin) and artist Selina Espiritu explores one woman’s incredible journey to realize her dreams in the unlikeliest of places. Welcome to Monster City!  

Brave Chef Brianna Details

TitleBrave Chef Brianna
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 12th, 2017
PublisherKaBOOM!
ISBN-139781684150502
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy, Young Adult, Family

Brave Chef Brianna Review

  • Sonny Mitchell
    January 1, 1970
    4,5 starsThis was so good. Definitely recommend it!
  • Justyn Rampa
    January 1, 1970
    KaBoom continues to just knock it out of the park with their offerings. This was a limited series that I don't know will be continued, which is a shame. However, this is still a strong story if we only get these four issues.Beautifully illustrated, this is a story of a woman who is the only girl in a family of twelve(?). Their father is a world famous chef who is looking to pass on his culinary legacy to only ONE of his children. He arranges a competition in which all of his children must open u KaBoom continues to just knock it out of the park with their offerings. This was a limited series that I don't know will be continued, which is a shame. However, this is still a strong story if we only get these four issues.Beautifully illustrated, this is a story of a woman who is the only girl in a family of twelve(?). Their father is a world famous chef who is looking to pass on his culinary legacy to only ONE of his children. He arranges a competition in which all of his children must open up a restaurant and compete for his legacy. Brianna ends up opening a restaurant in Monster Town, which coincidentally is occupied by a ton of different monsters. This story is essentially about her journey but also about a handful of characters that get involved in her life. For the relative brevity of this series, the creative team does a great job of tackling some complex issues that definitely could be further explored if given an opportunity. Interestingly enough, Brave Chef Brianna shares some similarities with the new series that just started called "Moonstruck", which I am also reading.
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  • Pam
    January 1, 1970
    Good, but the characters could've had more fleshing out. Liked the recipe idea at the end of each.
  • Imogene
    January 1, 1970
    A bit disappointing. The characters have potential, but remained unfkeshed and 2D
  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    THIS WAS VERY CUTEBut not very deep
  • Chelsea Hill
    January 1, 1970
    I read a sample of this story back in May during Free Comic Book Day. I really enjoyed it and ultimately ended up receiving it for Christmas! While I am absolutely in love with the characters and the world, I feel like this comic (graphic novel? I'm still not really sure...) left far too much to the imagination. Brianna's past is clearly one that continues to affect her during the novel, yet we barely get a hint of what possibly occurred. Despite her large family, we only briefly encounter one o I read a sample of this story back in May during Free Comic Book Day. I really enjoyed it and ultimately ended up receiving it for Christmas! While I am absolutely in love with the characters and the world, I feel like this comic (graphic novel? I'm still not really sure...) left far too much to the imagination. Brianna's past is clearly one that continues to affect her during the novel, yet we barely get a hint of what possibly occurred. Despite her large family, we only briefly encounter one of her brothers. Even Suzan and Park are only lightly portrayed. We get small hints of their backgrounds and passions, but they seem to be there only out of necessity. TL;DR... While I loved the story, I was disappointed by how brief it was and I was left feeling less than satisfied with the story as a whole. I feel like everything about this story could have been described in greater detail and it would have significantly enhanced the story and reading experience.
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  • Jason
    January 1, 1970
    What a charming book. Fun and funny. In order to secure her inheritance, Brianna must open a restaurant and have it succeed. Unfortunately, she has 15 brothers and there can only be one restaurant per city. Only Monster City is available for Brianna. A wonderful premise. The jokes all land, the art pops and the plot is character driven. Highly recommend.
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  • Rhiannon Gupta
    January 1, 1970
    I thought this series was so cute! I could definitely see this continuing past the 4 issues, but I thought the ending was sweet and didn't leave me too disappointed with Madame Crom and Brianna's relationship. I ship Susan and Kevin so hard.
  • Xanthe
    January 1, 1970
    Totally cute. Brianna had a lot of negative thoughts, self-esteem issues that she more or less worked through and all the enjoyment of food by monsters and humans was fun. Sorry that it seems to be complete in one volume, but you never know.
  • Doris
    January 1, 1970
    Read for fun. The characters could use some further development, but it's a fun story nonetheless.
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