Comics for Choice edited by Hazel Newlevant, Whit Taylor & O.K Fox

Comics for Choice is an anthology of over forty comics about abortion. The contributors come from a diverse range of background and experiences. Authors, activists, medical professionals, historians, lawyers, as well as folks with their own personal abortion stories to tell, partnered with cartoonists and illustrators to create this book of wonderful and wide-ranging comics.... Continue Reading →

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

Ron Chast's graphic memoir about her parents' old age and death is about as blunt and straightforward as a book can get. This is not a criticism: the book, though fraught with descriptions of many things most of us do not want to think about, is compulsively readable. Chast's bluntness is what makes this memoir so... Continue Reading →

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

What an absolute delight! The Prince and the Dressmaker, a gorgeous graphic novel set in late 19th century Paris, has everything I want out of a fairytale: creativity, fabulousness, whimsy, unique and courageous characters, and just enough darkness to make the happy ending both a joy and a relief. Prince Sebastian is into wearing dressers,... Continue Reading →

Comics Gobble: Old and New

This week, my comics reading included some old favorites and some graphic novels that have been on my TBR forever. Top Comics of the Week The Backstagers: 2018 Valentine's Intermission #1 by James Tynion IV, Samantha Johns, Rian Sygh, Brittney Williams, Caitlin Rose Boyle, and Katy Farina Have I mentioned recently how much I love The... Continue Reading →

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

American Born Chinese is a graphic novel that explores the immigrant experience through various lenses, but primarily through the story of a Chinese-American boy, the son of two immigrants. Though there was a lot of powerful storytelling going on, I didn’t immediately love it. It’s a very quick read, but it took me a little... Continue Reading →

Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi

I picked this up because I've been enjoying reading nonfiction comics recently. I loved Persepolis, and I honestly wasn't expecting Embroideries to be as good. What a delightful surprise! Embroideries is a short graphic memoir that takes place on one afternoon. Satrapi sits with her mother, grandmother, aunt, and a group of their friends and... Continue Reading →

Comics Gobble: Rockin’ Volume Twos

In which, every Friday, I tell you all about the best comics I've read this week, the comics I'm currently reading, and what webcomic rabbit holes I've fallen into recently. Top Comics of the Week Bitch Planet, Volume 2: President Bitch by Kelly DeConnick and Valentine De Landro If you're not reading Bitch Planet yet, you're... Continue Reading →

Comics Gobble: The Numbers Edition

Friends, it is Saturday, and I did not finish one comic books this week. Not one. It's the first week since I picked up the first volume of Lumberjanes back in January that I haven't read at least one comic. I've been busy--settling into a new place, starting a new job, adjusting to life with... Continue Reading →

Comics Gobble

It was a light comics week--I'm behind in getting through my stack of library books!--but I did read a few gems. Happy reading! Top Comics of the Week Cognetic by James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan In brief: an all-powerful psychic being on a mission comes to modern day New York City. In my opinion... Continue Reading →

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