Goodbyes & Good Books | What We’re Reading

Fellowes.Snobs

As 2015 ebbed, I asked the “What We’re Reading” gang about their favorite books of the year and if anybody had reconsidered an initial review or judgment of a book. Except for Meredith, they (and I) neatly sidestepped that query and instead talked about memoirs, romantic escapes, Byronic detective stories, mythical graphic novels, and diet […]

Graphic Novels: Gorman, King & Co., Pope & Villarrubia, Willingham, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

becomingTN

Rick and Morty walks a shredding tightrope among slapstick, pathos, and hilarity; a complex and unsettling indie take on Batman pays homage to previous interpretations; Becoming Unbecoming is not an easy read, but it’s an important one; Fables is recommended for fairy-tale fanatics who love some level of horror

Graphic Novels from Atangan, Ellis & Co., Moon & Bá, Sang, Sheridan, and Than | Xpress Reviews

twobrothersTN

Atangan shows his intrinsic design sense despite dark colors, Ellis & Warren will inspire readers to think, Moon and Bá demonstrate that humans are much alike wherever they live, an original narrative with profound resonance from Sang, Than’s work is a great purchase for inspirational or self-help collections

A Graphic Novel from Upson, Hall, & Cannon | Xpress Reviews

informationnowTN

The emphasis on creating a research paper and the exercises clearly mark this as an introductory text for students at the undergraduate or possibly upper high school level; it should prove to be a boon

Graphic Novels from Appignanesi & Zarate and Sugg & Co. | Xpress Reviews

hysteriaTN

Hysteria highly recommended to all readers looking to broaden their intellectual horizons; YouTube sensation Sugg provided direction for this failed graphic novel project: there is passion, but the technique is lacking

Graphic Novels from Tom Hart and Edward Ross | Xpress Reviews

rosalieTN

Tom Hart on the pain of losing a child, his young daughter Rosalie; Ross’s title for anyone interested in cinema (and who isn’t?)

Graphic Novels from Dixon & Kwapisz and Thompson & McClaren | Xpress Reviews

heartinaboxTN

Civil War buffs might find Civil War Adventure a worthwhile read; Thompson and McClaren’s provocative premise and popular art style that will attract readers, yet few will gain real satisfaction here

Graphic Novels from Kuper and Seely & Zarcone & Co. | Xpress Reviews

ruinsTN

Kuper’s evocative artwork captures heartbreaking events; Effigy is quintessential Vertigo

Graphic Novel from Farazmand | Xpress Reviews

poorlydrawnlinesTN

Simplistic line drawings mixed with sarcasm, wit, and dark humor in varying degrees comprise this compilation of webcomics and short essays from website creator Farazmand

Good Morning, Breast Cancer, with Love: Six Titles for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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A graphic memoir of female growth and independence, breast cancer survivor Lunden, journalist Robach offers up an encouraging story, Dr. Love is the go-to for all matters of the breast, Port’s latest, plus Lucas’s update