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loop distro gutter bunny alumnus, cambridge comic shop myrmidon, occasional artist. let’s talk about comics that matter

Study Guide: Tove Jansson’s MOOMIN

Use this lesson plan to explore Moominvalley from your shelter-in-place classroom.

Study Guide: Osamu Tezuka’s THE TWIN KNIGHTS

The Twin Knights is the third entry in the Study Guide series, casual lesson plans written for teachers in the unexpected COVID-19 classrooms of...

Study Guide: ASTER AND THE ACCIDENTAL MAGIC

Explore the seasons and spirits of this YA OGN with a lesson plan for the shelter-in-place classroom
shadow of the batgirl

Study Guide: SHADOW OF THE BATGIRL

With many students across the country currently home-schooling due to stay-at-home orders to combat the spread of COVID-19, kids and parents alike might be...
the oracle code

REVIEW: Sunken horrors and haunted houses in THE ORACLE CODE

Nijkamp and Preitano re-write the girl detective story for Barbara Gordon

REVIEW: Noelle Stevenson’s THE FIRE NEVER GOES OUT is an earnest,...

The Fire Never Goes Out Written and illustrated by Noelle Stevenson Published by Harper You’ve felt this story before, though you’ve never read it. I mean that...

REVIEW: Healthy cynicism and high art in Kyle Baker’s WHY I...

Kyle Baker's alchemy of filmic trash was a harbinger of the decade to come, and of every one since.

REVIEW: SNAPDRAGON and the roadkill witch

Kat Leyh’s graphic novel finds meaning in old bones and other relationships laid to rest.

REVIEW: THE SEEKER, a ring and a pumpkin to wake the...

Liz Valasco tells the tale of a Halloween night gone pear-shaped.

EX.MAG is international cyberpunk love fantasy comics

Peow’s genre anthology focuses on story and art, not conventions.

REVIEW: KID GLOVES is in love with the sublime disaster of...

Lucy Knisley reports on pregnancy, the original hero's journey.

REVIEW: NAUSICAÄ is an amaranthine fable of flight and fate

Miyazaki's insect auspex struggles for peace in a world poisoned by men.