All in Good Time | The Reader’s Shelf, November 15, 2016

Just as Ursula K. Le Guin once said, authors help readers sail the river of time. The boarding pass for a story can take one deep into history, far into the future, or allow bibliophiles to bounce back and forth.

Graphic Novels: Barker/Scheele, the Frouds, Gillen, Pushwagner, Rooum/Clementson, Vaughan | Xpress Reviews

Queer is a primer on oft-complex ideas; a beautifully illustratedcompanion to the earlier work; a timely Star Warspurchase; fans of indie books and art lovers will embrace Soft City; once hotly contested revolutionary attitudes; an exciting romp through the 1980s

Graphic Novels from Dunn, Rucka & Scott, and Vaughan & Co. | Xpress Reviews

Cat lovers everywhere will love Dunn’s news team; a solid choice for fans of the fantastical in a real-world setting; a violent vision of a possible tomorrow that will prompt readers to contemplate political and environmental choices

Comics: A Selection from 2015 | Wyatt’s World

During the frenzy of the holiday season, it’s a delight to sit down with a book that provides both text and image, offering even the most distracted readers multilevels of engagement to stay immersed in the story. Here are five that made waves this year.

A Year in Books: Student Picks from 2015 | The Reader’s Shelf, December 1, 2015

Mary Wilkes Towner and students in her Adult Popular Literature class at the School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, share their favorite titles of 2015.

Graphic Novels from Coe, Fiffe, Soule & Daniel, Vaughan & Co., Plus Jewish Comix | Xpress Reviews

A solid coming-of-age memoir from Coe, stream of consciousness from Fiffe, an expressive anthology of comic adaptations of Jewish stories, the perfect super power couple, a tale for those who enjoy smart, accessible, and relevant