Synopsis: Rudy Burns is living it up in 1920s New York. He has good looks, a rich girlfriend and a thriving Broadway career. One night stumbling out of a speakeasy he gets attacked and loses everything. But it's what Rudy chooses to do next that makes the story. The results are quite theatrical... This … Continue reading Comic Corner: Theatrics and Black Vol. 1
An Arab-American college student struggles to live with epilepsy in this starkly colored and deeply-cutting graphic novel. Isaac wants nothing more than to be a functional college student—but managing his epilepsy is an exhausting battle to survive. He attempts to maintain a balancing act between his seizure triggers and his day-to-day schedule, but he finds … Continue reading Mis(h)adra & Ink in Water – Important comics you need to read
If My Dogs Were a Pair of Middle-Aged Men by The Oatmeal/Matthew Inman I've always been a fan of The Oatmeal so I had very high expectations for this little book, which weren't entirely met. Matthew Inman tends to go one of two ways with his comics - hilarious or profound. This one was 'quite … Continue reading Comics: The Good, The Bad, The Adorable Little Wolf Cub!!!
I was a bit skeptical when I picked these up - I wasn't sure if this was going to be one of those cringeworthy attempts to make classic literature 'trendy' and 'cool' for the youth of today. Frankly, I think that book don't deserve the title of 'classic' if nobody can bear to read them … Continue reading Manga Classics: It’s a ‘Yes’ from me
Heart and Brain: Body Language: An Awkward Yeti Collection by the Awkward Yeti and Nick Seluk Teeheehee! I really enjoyed this collection of fun illustrations showing the colourful inner lives of internal organs. I particularly liked the fun and non-judgemental references to anxiety and an overwhelming apathy towards exercise. Both things that I really relate … Continue reading Comic Relief: rekindling my love for comics and graphic novels