Alenka Figa is a queer, feminist librarian. She spends her days thinking about how to effectively sing to babies and twittering about comics and her cat at @alenkafiga.
Like many comics readers of my generation, I’m a product of the 90s manga boom and the subsequent middle grade graphic novel boom – I love slice of life, and I love memoir! This reading history may be why Hourly Comics Day is so popular. Hourlies are a mishmash of both genres, but with anREAD MORE
Fashion Forecasts Yumi Sakugawa Retrofit September 2018 It can be difficult to look forward to a new year, especially as the world moves in a downward progression politically and morally. There’s a pressure to reflect on the past year, which means considering how we’ve grown, but also remembering all the negative experiences and difficulties. Fortunately,READ MORE
Chlorine Gardens Keiler Roberts Koyama Press September 11th, 2018 A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review. On October 5, Quimby’s Bookstore hosted Keiler Roberts and Jessica Campbell for a reading of their newest books, respectively – Chlorine Gardens and XTC69. Both creators made us laugh with their unique styles ofREAD MORE
John, Dear Laura Lannes Retrofit Comics September 2018 Content warning: This comic depicts an abusive relationship and abuse is discussed in the review. John, Dear by Laura Lannes is not an easy comic to read. In terms of construction and artistry, it should be; Lannes uses holes and a physical body’s literal descent into emptinessREAD MORE