Overall I think this book just wasn't a good fit for me. "Hawaii 1997" was intriguing in how mysterious it was, but it was too drawn out for me. Little dialogue, simplistic black-and-white drawings, and slow paced plot, this story just didn't pull me in enough for me to enjoy it. I liked the ending, but over all was not into the story.
"Anime" has more detailed and filled out artwork with more dialogue, but I still felt apathetic to the story and characters.
Alden definitely has talent, but his style just doesn't interest me.