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