First Second, 2012
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A wonderfully paced story of Golden Age New York with some romance and myth interwoven throughout for good measure.
It did bother me a little bit that the characters’ facial features often…
Wherever humans gather around food and a fire, there are guaranteed to be tales of monsters and heroic deeds of faraway lands and strange cultures.
Mark Twain was never without cats, even when he traveled. In a pinch, he would even rent kittens. “Once, as he was about to enter the screen door that led into the hall, two kittens ran up in front of him and stood waiting,” Paine recalled. “With grave politeness he opened the door, made a low bow, and stepped back and said, ‘Walk in, gentlemen. I always give precedence to royalty.’”
Just signed up for the International 3-Day Novel Contest. I’m both excited and a little bit scared. Anyone done it before, or considering it this year? Begins Aug. 30.
Perhaps our fondness stems from that image in the collective cultural imagination: a man with his typewriter, clacking away in a lonely hotel room, bottle of cognac at his side.
So, I’m starting a tumblr of 100 word micro reviews of graphic novels. Check out the first post.
Translated by Helge Dascher
Drawn and Quarterly, 2014
Beautiful Darkness is one of the most frightening things I have ever read. Not in the way Saw is frightening; more like the 1960 cerebral black-and-white French film, Eyes Without a Face. The delicate imagery draws you in, then…
Spirits, ciphers, secret societies, and some funky pseudoscience involving the dangers of dreams make ‘Supernatural Enhancements’ a fun and addictive read.
I loved this book, and I bet you will too.