Tag: Graphic Novels

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: Batman: The Court of Owls by Greg Cox

When I received ‘The Court of Owls,’ I was initially sceptic of the book: superheroes like Batman, Superman and the like rarely ever work for me outside what I consider to be their ‘natural’ habitat – that of the comic book panel. Sure, there’s been some artistic discipline in the form of other media channels

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