Love For Hire by Jasmine Cresswell, illustrated by Earithen Published by Harlequin In order to stop her family from worrying about her life choices, Julie decided to lie to them about having a fiancé, and she's kept up the lie for the past two years! She was able to get away with it until now … Continue reading GRAPHIC NOVEL ROUNDUP – Romance, Aliens, Grief and Necromantic turf wars.
Chimera book 1: The Righteous and the Lost by Tyler Ellis Release date: 20th June 2018 Synopsis: Haunted by their pasts, a crew of thieves is hired for a covert mission in the midst of a galaxy being ripped apart by an interstellar holy war. If they want to survive - much less succeed - … Continue reading Comic Corner – May Roundup
Lydie by Jordi Lafebre & Zidrou On a forgotten cul-de-sac in a nameless city, a child is born. It doesn’t take long for the charming little girl to work her way into the hearts of all the residents on this cozy little street. Does it really matter that she’s invisible? The child’s mother delivered a … Continue reading Lydie, The Lost Path and Black Comix Returns
It's been a tough week for me migraine-wise so I've been taking any moment of reprieve to stuff entertainment in my brain, what better way than comics? My Boyfriend is a Bear : Written by Pamela Ribon, Illustrated by Cat Farris Release Date: 17th April 2018 Bear meets girl. Nora has bad luck with … Continue reading February Comic Roundup
Synopsis: 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK is the darkly comedic story of four burgeoning child criminals and their elaborate plans.When a group of bumbling criminals show up in her father's life looking to pull one last job, young Paige has two choices -- let her father get caught up in their criminal hijinks or … Continue reading Review: 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank: A Torrid Tale of Child Crime by Matthew Rosenberg. Illustrated by Tyler Boss
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!!!
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