{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”

{book} the girl(s) who…

“What if the Green Wind came and found an old lady complaining of gout? Well, of course September would go with him anyway—she would not hesitate if she were eighteen or eighty! But old women faced certain dangers in Fairyland, such as breaking a hip while riding a wild velocipede, or having everyone do whatContinue reading “{book} the girl(s) who…”

{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”

{book} starry river of the sky

Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin Little, Brown & Co., 2012. hardcover, 289 pages w/ illustrations by Grace Lin. The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a choreContinue reading “{book} starry river of the sky”

{comic} legends of zita the spacegirl

Legends of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke; First Second, 2012; tradepaper, 209 pages + sketches. Zita’s exploits from her first adventure have made her an intergalactic megastar! But she’s about to find out that fame doesn’t come without a price. And who can you trust when your true self is being eclipsed by your publicContinue reading “{comic} legends of zita the spacegirl”

{comic} same difference

Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim ; (deluxe edition) First Second Books, 2011 When Derek Kirk Kim published his debut graphic novel back in 2003, it made an immediate stir. The story about a group of young people navigating adulthood and personal relationships is told with such sympathy and perception that the book was immediately hailed asContinue reading “{comic} same difference”