• Look into the eyes of a skeleton: an analysis of frenums’ skeleton comics0

    I’m very sorry. In this post I’m going to be doing a lot of “explaining the joke.” I hope I don’t ruin it for you. I think humour can survive me. I want to talk to you about skeleton comics. Tumblr user and cartoonist frenums‘ bio starts like this: my name is alison i’m 16 And

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  • Steven Universe

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    The first female solo-created series in Cartoon Network’s 21-year history, Rebecca Sugar’s Steven Universe premieres with a lot of fanfare.  Series openers “Gem Glow” and “Laser Light Cannon” drop us headfirst into Steven’s, um, universe, where the enthusiastic young boy protects Beach City alongside the mystical warriors known as the Crystal Gems—AKA Garnet, Amethyst, and

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  • Short and Sweet (or Sour): Time Travel, TV, and Monsters0

    Welcome to another exciting episode of Short and Sweet (or Sour). This week’s comics take us back and forth through time and explore how successful (or not successful, as the case may be) Dark Horse has been using classic creatures, like vampires and Frankenstein’s monster, in their books. We’re all over the place but don’t

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  • Code Monkey Steal Heart0

    Code Monkey Save World #1 (of 4) Greg Pak, Jonathan Coulton, Takeshi Miyazawa, Jessica Kholinne, Simon Bowland Pak Man Productions, 10 Print JoCo, Monkeybrain Comics Code Monkey Save World is a comic inspired by the songs of Jonathan Coulton (Code Monkey, Re: Your Brains, and more), featuring a literal coding monkey who must rescue the

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  • Short and Sweet (or Sour): It’s a Blood Bath in Here0

    Welcome to Short and Sweet (or Sour), where women who read comics write about the comics they’ve read. In our first outing, the lovely Claire Napier and I review some of the roughest and toughest comics out there, following hitmen, heroes, barbarians, and serial killers as they battle their way across the pages and into

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  • Review: The Cute Girl Network0

    The Cute Girl Network First Second Books MK Reed and G. Means, Joe Flood The Cute Girl Network is not a title that clearly flags a target market. It could be for pre-teen girls. It could be for teen boys, maybe? It could be for teenage girls for sure, or less than respectful young adult

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