The Strange Ones

Franck and Anjeline are The Strange Ones in any crowd. They are misfits, who seem fated to be together. After all, didn’t they keep meeting accidentally on the busy streets of Manhattan? This book tells their story from Anjeline’s point of view. However, during the introduction, the author states thatContinue Reading

Commute

“There was no greater violence than affection.” If you like that quote, I believe you will enjoy Commute, a graphic novel for the #metoo movement. Unfortunately, I just thought the book was sad. Erin had some difficulties early in life. To “overcome them”, she drinks. Heavily. Every night. Before findingContinue Reading

Texts from Mittens

Who doesn’t enjoy getting Texts from Mittens? Mittens is a typical cat. He has a healthy obsession with boxes and shampoo caps. His girlfriend, Fiona, thinks he is romantic when he suggests her coming up to his cat condo to rub their faces on an old sock together. He suspectsContinue Reading

Aquaman Vol 1: Unspoken Water

Aquaman Vol 1: Unspoken Water is Aquaman and his universe’s origin story. Like traditional mythology, Aquaman’s universe is full of angry, vengeful gods. First, there was Father Sea and Mother Salt. They had a perfect marriage in the world’s seas. Unfortunately, their children, though fully grown, solved their problems inContinue Reading

Divine Intervention

Narasumas, Applelonia, and some giant colorful rabbits traipse around a snowy fantasy land in Divine Intervention. I wanted to like this female led graphic novel fantasy. However, the lettering was so distracting and the story so confusing that unfortunately I did not. Who notices lettering? I never did until readingContinue Reading

High Heaven

David is having a bad day. First, he confesses his love to a co-worker. Her response is that she is engaged to the very co-worker that encouraged him to express his love. Second, he is crushed by a falling piano. High Heaven is the story of how even heaven disappointsContinue Reading

MAD about the Trump Era

MAD about the Trump Era has exactly the same feel as the original magazines. One overriding belief—check. Various writing styles from prose, to parodies, to poetry, to short comics—check. Excellent artwork including easily recognizable caricatures of political and pop culture figures—check. More clever, and occasionally witty, than laugh-out-loud funny jokes—check.Continue Reading