A couple years ago I read and loved Nursery Rhyme Comics, a fabulous, updated look at beloved nursery rhymes with the cartoonists and illustrators making them their own. I was really excited to see the same editor put together another collection, this time tackling fairy tales. Fairy Tale Comics includes
One thing about the Sandman series that sometimes frustrates people is how many stories each book includes. There are usually multiple different stories filled with a slew of characters and how the stories are connected often doesn’t come about until the end. I admit it can be confusing trying to
The Sandman Volume 4: Season of Mists is my favorite volume so far because we see all of Dream’s siblings, the Endless. I love his siblings, the good and bad. I don’t think I’ve explained the Endless before, so you should know that Dream and his siblings are the Endless.
Before I write another word, I have to say this: I love Lauren Weinstein’s coming-of-age collection of comics Girl Stories. I think it’s relatable, funny ,and in some instances, super clever. I like the raw honesty of her character, a self-aware art chick who still plays with Barbie dolls, but
You know those movies from the 1960s that are all pointed bosoms, covert ciggies and dirty dancing with boys who favor slicked hair and switchblades. Cautionary tales. Second base bookended by car races. Where a lesser-known character is sacrificed to present a life lesson: “Hey, girls. Don’t get all whack
This is huge: Lucy Knisley made me mushroom curious. Me. A lifelong hater of all things fungal. I always imagine them as something slick and slug-like, tasting of moldy earth. My mom would take a can, open the lid, pluck fingerfuls of mushrooms the way I do now with black
Sandman Volume 3: Dream Country is my least favorite in the Sandman series because it’s comprised of four stories, none of which are connected to the overall arc of the rest of the graphic novels. Dream does appear in almost all these stories, but you could completely ignore Dream Country