Review: Rat Queens Vol. 1, Kurtis Wiebe and Roc Upchurch, 128 pages, Image Comics, 2014. Buy it on Amazon. Have you ever read a comic book so great that you had to stop a few pages in just to tell people about how good it was? Would you like to? Rat Queens is exactly that and so, so much…… Continue reading Review: Rat Queens, Vol. 1
The thought occurs to me that, while not always comic-related, a facebook project I’m doing might be relevant to this blog. Starting at the beginning of this year, I embarked on a voyage of posting one artist a week that I am inspired by/enjoy/like/whatever, to share with others and push me to pay more attention…… Continue reading An Artist a Week
I can now say I have been accepted to present my research at Comic Con International in San Diego this summer! Last year I went as a stand-in, in case someone else could’t present, but this time I get to go and definitely present. I’m still waiting to hear back about what type of presentation–poster…… Continue reading ACCEPTED!
Review: Saga Vol. 1, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, 160 pages, Image Comics, 2012. (Buy it on Amazon.) I’m a bit late on this review–Saga has been winning awards consistently since 2012 and to say anything other than a glowing review almost feels sacrilegious. Luckily, this review is going to be pretty glowing. Saga is best…… Continue reading Review: Saga, Vol. 1
I’ve talked about the Escher Girl challenge before but Buzzfeed beat me to the punch on doing anything as crazy as trying the poses myself. They had staff try the poses, report the results, then photoshop the pics to make them look like the pictures. There’s a video and an interactive slide feature to compare the real photo to…… Continue reading Escher Girl Challenge: Let’s try it ourselves!
[Deadpool spoilers probably follow. It won’t be anything too dramatic or earth-shattering but if you want nothing at all to be spoiled about the movie, go see it and then come back.] Deadpool was a damn good movie. I’ve been interested in the merc with a mouth (as most people know him to be called) since…… Continue reading Deadpool: a review and gentle nudge to Hollywood
Review: Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol, 221 pages, First Second Books, 2011. (Buy it on Amazon.) The front cover of Anya’s Ghost has Neil Gaiman hailing it as a masterpiece. The back cover continues with praise, calling the book “really sweet, really funny, and really scary.” One might be skeptical that a book could simultaneously be sweet and scary but Brosgol…… Continue reading Review: Anya’s Ghost
The past few weeks I’ve been finding a few great resources from everything from comics creation to comics journalism and collections. Now you can enjoy them too! Comics Journalism: Cartoon Movement Comics Journalism Dot Net Cartoon Picayune (a semi-annual magazine anthology of nonfiction comics) Drawing The Times Josh Kramer’s Top Nonfiction Comics of 2015 The Nib (which…… Continue reading Link round-up: February 15
What a catchy title, eh? I love compendiums. I love compilations. I love collections and completed works and anthologies and a-whole-lot-of-stuff-by-people in one place. I also love poetry, art, and short stories/prose. Thus, zines are the best thing ever. Here’s a post with a collection of some neat places to find zines, the super duper pocket…… Continue reading Cool collections of cool things: Zines edition
Rob Liefeld, one of the creators of Image Comics, is known for his…let’s call them “trademark” pieces of…let’s call them “art.” In fact, I am far, far from the only person to have written this blog post. There are tons of people that have written about Rob, to the point where I don’t think I need to even do any talking. However, I would be a fool…… Continue reading Escher Girl Challenge: Anything by Rob Liefeld ever [nsfw]
I currently have a stack of graphic novels and such inbound to me via the good ol’ mail system, and I couldn’t be more excited for them. En route: Ghost World The Maxx, Volume 1 Persepolis Princessless: Save Yourself Saga, Volume 1 Sass & Sorcery (Rat Queens, Volume 1) Castle Waiting Anya’s Ghost Asterios Polyp…… Continue reading Coming soon…book reviews!
This is just a quick blurb, to link an article that has already said what I would like to about body positivity in comics. If you caught my post about Faith the other day, you’ll know she’s a fat (and I mean that positively) girl getting her own comic where she is not a punchline…… Continue reading More on body positivity…