Why can’t the world just be ruled by cabals of mighty librarian queens? Organizing to create policies, looking out for the marginalized, fighting censorship, advocating for the education and literacy of all – we’d be led into a golden age of knowledge and peace. Or at least that’s the fantasy I conjured after attending my […]
Te rise of kids graphic novels continues as Gina Gagliano leaves First Second to become Publishing Director of a new imprint at RH, Random House Graphic.
Free Comic Book Day 2018 Gold Sponsor Comics I continue reviewing this year’s Free Comic Book Day titles! Today, I showcase the Gold Sponsor comics… these are the twelve titles which all stores get. Many publishers will offer both Gold and Silver comics, using the Gold title to promote an event or launch a new […]
§ Art: Avengers: Infinity War has passed Star Wars The Force Awakens as the biggest opening ever – it long ago passed it as the #1 film franchise – and Kathleen Kennedy was gracious about it. Congratulations, @MarvelStudios and @Avengers: #InfinityWar. pic.twitter.com/PnHfaouOlP — Star Wars (@starwars) May 1, 2018 § May Day! I was trying […]
This look at a dire summer camp experience blends an exploration of being a cultural minority with a touchingly universal look at what it’s like to grow up
Over the years, the food we eat in movie theaters has become a core part of our cinematic experience. From the classic buttered popcorn to the fabled 1.5 pound Bavarian Legend pretzel, it’s an inescapable fact that when we see a movie, our stomachs start to rumble. International Manga Award-winning author Abby Denson and her […]
Ernesto’s bold outgoing personality takes him all over the world, but he doesn’t always pay enough attention to the things he’s seeing. Peter’s introverted nature keeps him closer to home and too fearful to travel the distances Ernesto does. But he really absorbs all the details of his smaller experiences and it’s worth every bit as much as Ernesto’s grand adventuring.
“We wanted little kids reading the book to see that they could go to San Francisco and in essence walk the path that they walked and feel like that you could be on their adventure too.”
When I think of words to describe cartoonist Gigi D.G., I can’t help but be effusive. Her work is simply stunning. It’s often poignant. It’s vibrant and always, always, always hilarious. Gigi’s best known work, the webcomic Cucumber Quest, features an incredibly reluctant hero who’s forced to answer a call to adventure in order to save […]
Ever since his Andre the Giant and Tetris: The Games People Play, writer and artist Box Brown has become better known for his documentary-style, full-length graphic novels. Due to his thorough investigative work, Box seems to provide more insight than even previous documentaries of the same subjects. All the while maintaining his own small press […]