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Review: EL DEAFO by Cece Bell

Cece Bell’s new graphic novel El Deafo is a masterpiece. After a brief childhood illness leaves her deaf, Cece makes her way through elementary school and middle school with a large apparatus under her clothes and cords leading to her … Continue reading

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Review: BUILDING STORIES by Chris Ware

Where do we start? What do we do next? How do we make sense out of all this? With Chris Ware’s Building Stories, as with life, the answer seems to be, “Just keep going. It will all come together, probably.” … Continue reading

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Review: SAILOR TWAIN, OR THE MERMAID IN THE HUDSON by Mark Siegel

A steamboat captain named Twain who moonlights as a writer? I’m in! But guess what? It’s not Mark Twain. The hero of Mark Siegel’s graphic novel Sailor Twain: Or: The Mermaid in the Hudson is Elijah Twain, writer and steamboat … Continue reading

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Review: SHAKESPEARE’S JULIUS CAESAR: THE MANGA EDITION by Adam Sexton and Hyeondo Park

Author Adam Sexton says in the introduction to this largely successful rendering of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, “Unbound by the physical realities of the theater, the graphic novel can depict any situation, no matter how fantastical or violent, that it creators … Continue reading

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Review: BABY’S IN BLACK by Arne Bellstorf

Arne Bellstorf’s graphic “novel” Baby’s in Black is the true story of Astrid who becomes involved with Stuart, a guy who plays in a band. He likes the band scene but really wants to be a painter. Astrid becomes friends … Continue reading

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Review: WINTERTOWN by Stephen Emond

Wintertown by Stephen Emond take place over a winter break as high school seniors and childhood friends Evan and Lucy try to become reacquainted. Lucy moved away when her parents divorced, and comes back to visit her father once a … Continue reading

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Review: MISTER WONDERFUL by Daniel Clowes

Mister Wonderful: A Love Story by Daniel Clowes My rating: 2 of 5 stars Marshall is on a blind date. He desperately wants it to work, or at least not crash and burn. As he tells the story of what … Continue reading

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