By Victor Van Scoit A great comic book let’s your brain relax and enjoy as you take in each page of the story. You’re not trying to figure out which panel to read next, or be taken out of the story unexpectedly. Instead the creator has made choices in storytelling that take you smoothly through […]
By Nick Eskey Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian born artist of mixed Japanese and Jewish descent. In school she studied literature and writing, later on publishing the book “Cover Me,” as well as graphic novels “Skim” and “Emiko Superstar.” Her recent work is another graphic novel entitled “This One Summer.” Jillian Tamaki, Mariko’s cousin, did […]
These days, rarely do I look at an illustrator’s portfolio and outright gasp. It’s not that I’m necessarily jaded– I recognize and appreciate all the great art that comics illustrators put out every week. However, it takes a lot more than it used to to truly astound me. Tomer Hanuka’s portfolio astounds me. On July 17th, […]
Today, cartoonist Nidhi Chanani announced that her first graphic novel, Pashima, has been picked up by First Second to be released in 2017. Pashima is the story of a Indian-American girl named Priyanka Das who lives in Orange County and seeks to reconnect with her mother’s Indian roots. She finds a pashima shawl that whisks […]
By Harper W. Harris The first book in The Chronicles of Claudette, Giants Beware! was quite well received; in fact, it earned the creators several awards, including the Cybils Award for Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels. The book, and its new follow up, Dragons Beware!, follow the courageous and battle hungry Claudette, her brother and culinary […]
By Nick Eskey
Penelope Bagieu is a French illustrator who over the last ten years has become more involved in making comics and graphic novels. Some of her works include Josephine, Not Bad, White Page, and Stars of the Stars. She also has a comic blog, My Life Is Quite Fascinating, where she portrays everyday life in a humorous light.
In Last of the Sandwalkers, Eisner nominee Jay Hosler combines his love of comics with his academic background in biological sciences and teaching. The result is a graphic novel aimed at students, ages 10-14, that has the intellectual weight to interest a much wider audience. Tackling themes like creationism vs. evolution, space exploration, and more, Last of […]