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This One Mother: Musings on Motherhood in Jillian and Mariko Tamaki’s This One Summer

Released late last May, Jillian and Mariko Tamaki’s This One Summer has since been garnering a ton of critical acclaim, mainly due to its brilliant depiction of female adolescence. Though a lot of the discussion surrounding this book has centered on its two eagle-eyed pre-teen heroines Rose and Windy, the Tamakis’ languid summer narrative also…

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#WWACComicClub Recap: This One Summer

On the first Monday of every month we meet up on Twitter for the #WWACComicClub. Last week we discussed This One Summer by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki. The response to this comic was unanimous. Everyone loved this simple yet heartfelt coming-of-age story and agreed that Jillian Tamaki’s art was the perfect companion to Mariko Tamaki’s…

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First Second Pubwatch: March 2020

Welcome to the new Pubwatch series for First Second Books! Stories about the magic of friendship and social issues that affect young people dominate my reviews of the graphic novels this month from the publisher First Second. This will regularly be the new place to learn about what’s happening with this innovative publisher for comics…

Catching Up With Rosemary Valero-O’Connell at SDCC

Rosemary Valero-O’Connell is everything I thought she’d be the moment I ran up to the 01: First Second booth. I was ten minutes late, sweating and anxious from navigating the crowded maze-like aisles of the San Diego Comic-Con Exhibitor Hall. In contrast, Valero-O’Connell embodied the effortlessly stylish vibes of the book she so lovingly illustrates….

Long Lost’s Matthew Erman and Lisa Sterle on Influences, Living Spaces, and What’s to Come

Long Lost’s fusion of southern Gothic aesthetics with family drama has quickly made it one of my favorite ongoing series. Though everything is shrouded in a supernatural mystery, it’s the relationships that keep me reading, the hints of the supernatural serving to heighten the tension that grows with every issue until it feels that the…

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BOOM! BAR: PUBWATCH September Week One

It’s September, the start of spooky-season, and it’s time to talk about BOOM!. BOOM! and their sub-pubs, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia. What are they doing? Let’s take a looksee. As parent-company, BOOM! are pretty good about colour-coordinating the bulk of their weekly title covers. Do they do this on purpose? I’m not really sure….