{comics} exquisite corpse

Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu originally: Cadavre exquis (Gallimard 2010) ARC via Netgalley w/ free and fairly regarded gratitude to First Second Books. Anticipate their English translation (by Alexis Siegel): May 2015. – Zoe isn’t exactly the intellectual type, which is why she doesn’t recognize world-famous author Thomas Rocher when she stumbles into his apartment…and into his…

{book} charis: journey to pandora’s jar

of note: A good friend introduced me to her friend Nicole Walters via Facebook fairly recently. Nicole is publishing her first middle-grade novel and Leah knew N and I would very likely be interested in a story involving a strong female protagonist and Greek mythology. Nicole generously allowed me to read Charis in return for a free…

{comic} august moon

August Moon by Diana Thung Top Shelf, 2012. [Expected release November 6] viewed via Adobe Reader. assuming the only color is that on the cover Advanced Reader’s Copy [free & fairly reviewed] thanks to NetGalley and Top Shelf. The townspeople of Calico believe in the legend of the Soul Fire – orbs of light dancing…

{comics} welcome back to Hereville

Thanks to Abrams and NetGalley I got a sneak peek at the sequel to Barry Deutsch’s Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword. It should be noted that the advanced copy/peek was pre-color and still sketched at the end, so I cannot speak to the color throughout or any detailing toward the end, but I can…

{book} the invisible tower

The nearly-twelve daughter inhaled The Invisible Tower, and said she was already for the next. Too bad since Otherworld Chronicles book one was only just getting published. How did I feel about it?  In Artie Kingfisher’s world, wizards named Merlin and fire-breathing dragons exist only in legends and lore—until the day a mysterious message appears in…

{comics} womanthology: heroic

“Womanthology is a large-scale anthology showcasing the works of women in comics. It is created entirely by over 140 women of all experience levels, from young girls who love to create comics all the way up to top industry professionals. All of the short stories will center around our theme for this volume; Heroic. There…

friends with boys (1)

in full disclosure: my ability to get my hands on the latest Faith Erin Hicks comic (advanced reader’s copy) was thanks to NetGalley and First Second. What follows is a free and honest review. Being homeschooled and raised with three brothers had its problems, but Maggie’s life is about to get a lot more complicated…

courtney crumrin and the night things

in full disclosure: I had the pleasure of this read thanks to NetGalley, Oni Press, and an advanced reader copy. What follows is my free, fair, & honest review. Courtney Crumrin (Volume 1) : The Night Things, Special Edition Art & Story by Ted Naifeh The Courtney Crumrin stories were originally released in digest form since 2002….