One time I spent a bunch of time laying around in my underwear reading the Scott Pilgrim series from start to finish and if I think about it hard enough I can literally conjure that superawesome feeling of being so wicked excited about something that you practically have to smell
It feels a little weird to have a complaint about emotional realism in a book that centers around two people who have time-stopping orgasms. And yet, here I am complaining about it. I get that Sex Criminals Vol 1: One Weird Trick is supposed to be a “bawdy sex comedy.”
After reading Christa’s review of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrimseries, I’m inclined to think 2010 was some kind of golden year in literature that has yet to be duplicated. This has nothing to do with Bryan Lee O’Malley’s fabulous new standalone graphic novel Seconds. I only mention it because I
In the fall of 1981 I was a student at Harriet Bishop Elementary School, where, under the tutelage of Mrs. K. Miller, who’d recently birthed twins, we were making owl puppets from brown lunch sacks. This involved pipe cleaners, safety scissors, paste, construction paper, etc. She perched on a K-sized
Told with kid gloves, the children’s graphic novel Hidden by Loic Dauvillier is a sweet, sad, and hopeful WWII story told by a grandmother to her granddaughter. The story opens at night with a young child not being able to sleep and discovering her grandmother deep in thought. She asks
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
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