{comic} curiosities

The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects by Mike Mignola; Dark Horse Comics, 2010. “The Amazing Screw-On Head” is the first short story of the collection wherein President Abraham Lincoln calls Screw-On Head to action. The Emperor Zombie who in life was Professor H.G. Manifold has gotten hold of a dangerous manuscript that no oneContinue reading “{comic} curiosities”

{comic} days like these

Days Like This Written by J. Torres Illus. by Scott Chandler Oni Press, 2003. I slipped this one off the Library shelf, my eye caught by a cover with three young black women on it. 1960s isn’t a fascination for me as a general rule, music included, but I was curious. That it is J.Continue reading “{comic} days like these”

{comics} womanthology: the past & present

I’ve a few sections more…and I’m debating hosting a giveaway.  I cannot (presently) afford the cost/shipping of Heroic, but there are installments of Space that look doable. I’ve birthday money that may persuade me to at least makes sure a copy of Heroic ends up in your local (public or school) library… Yes? No? WouldContinue reading “{comics} womanthology: the past & present”

{comics} womanthology: kids & teens

We’ve met Team Suzannah,Team Bonnie and Team Mariah (1 & 2). Continuing a reading of Womanthology: Heroic I am skipping on over to “Kids & Teens,” pages 266-321. This section features “the Art of the Next Generation of Comics.” Womanthology has contributors from over 11 countries, and they range in ages from under 10 toContinue reading “{comics} womanthology: kids & teens”

{comics}womanthology: team mariah 2/2

I am reading through IDW’s Womanthology: Heroic, a themed anthology featuring work by female artists of all ages and geographic locations who write, pencil, color, ink, letter, edit or some combination of the above. The anthology is divided into Teams, groups organized under a comic-industry professional: usually an editor. We’ve met with Team Suzannah andContinue reading “{comics}womanthology: team mariah 2/2”

{comics} womanthology: team mariah (1/2)

I am reading through IDW’s Womanthology: Heroic, a themed anthology featuring work by female artists of all ages and geographic locations who write, pencil, color, ink, letter, edit or some combination of the above. The anthology is divided into Teams, groups organized under a comic-industry professional: usually an editor. We’ve met with Team Suzannah andContinue reading “{comics} womanthology: team mariah (1/2)”

{comics} womanthology: heroic, team suzannah

I was going to start at the beginning of the book, but since Thursday morning (my intended post date) turned into Friday afternoon, I am started by read-through of Womanthology: Hero with “Part Four” (pp 179-222). [see my plan for the read-through.] The indie anthology of female-only generated comic goodness is divided into sections. These sectionsContinue reading “{comics} womanthology: heroic, team suzannah”

{comic} her permanent record

Amelia Rules! Her Permanent Record (#8) by Jimmy Gownley Atheneum Books for Young Readers (Simon&Schuster), 2012. I’m not entirely sure how Amelia Rules! has stayed as small as it has. Early on it was on every short list of comics to recommend the juvenile set. Goodreads does not even have the eighth and final installmentContinue reading “{comic} her permanent record”

{comic} the underwater welder

The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire Top Shelf Productions, 2012; trade paper, 220 pages. Moving home with a wife after earning a degree in English Lit, Jack Joseph works as an underwater welder on an oil rig off the coast of Nova Scotia. Deep-sea work is a dangerous job, and the time to live dangerously isContinue reading “{comic} the underwater welder”

{comic} french milk

French Milk by Lucy Knisley Touchstone Book (Simon & Schuster), 2008 tradepaper edition. 194 pages. When I saw French Milk on the comic book shelves at the library I remember I had meant to read it at some point. I recalled there being some raving, and there it was on the cover: “Wonderful…Read it and youContinue reading “{comic} french milk”