Tag: Graphic Novel

How to Talk to Girls at Parties by Neil Gaiman

For those of us who feel like the world is constantly overflowing with a barrage of wonders and curiosities of inexplicable brilliance, this comic will make a lot of sense. It’s a charmingly clear example of what the ‘magic realism’ genre can stand for: an ordinary situation, with an ordinary protagonist, filled with extraordinary events

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GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: Heart In A Box by Kelly Thompson (illustrated by Meredith McClaren)

The phrase ‘careful what you wish for’ gets kicked around a lot these days, without much thought for it actually means. It just something we say to people who’re behaving obnoxiously and irresponsibly, but for me the phrase has a much deeper moral meaning. One that says: the fault is in the want, the desire.

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GRAPHIC NOVEL: Mayor of Shark City by Matthew Blackwell

For the majority of movie fans, Jaws is a total classic, though the same cannot be said for its sequel (and let’s not even get into the other two). For me, Jaws 2 is half of a really interesting film. Before it settles into a maritime take on the slasher movie, with teens devoured by

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GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: The Motherless Oven by Rob Davis

Of all of the countless storytelling styles, there is something refreshingly outrageous about the comic book -or graphic novel- medium. It’s something hard to put your thumb on, but present nonetheless. The smug knowledge that a comic is an unashamedly un-real thing. There’s none of the cloying self-importance that often hangs off a novel: laden

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BOOK REVIEW: Manfried the Man – written by Caitlin Major & Illustrated by Kelly Bastow

When I was first sent Manfried the Man, I didn’t know where to begin. One – I’d never really read a graphic novel before [that is what Manfried the Man is] and two, I had no idea how to review it. Do I talk about the illustrations [which are wonderful], what about the plot? How do

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