• That Box We Sit On Review

    That Box We Sit On Review0

    That Box We Sit On Richie Pope (Art &Words) I came across Richie Pope’s Ignatz-winning comic That Box We Sit On while I was moseying through the Comics Twitterverse. A story about two black kids hanging out, sitting on the same box my siblings and I would sit on when we didn’t want to play,

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  • Ignatz Alert: How to Be Alive

    Ignatz Alert: How to Be Alive2

    How to Be Alive Tara Booth 2017 Retrofit Comics/Big Planet Comics How to Be Alive turns a collection of Tara Booth’s gouache vignettes into a complicated, intense look at Booth’s everyday life that swings from hilarious to saddening in the turn of a page. From dragging on the layers required to face a cold day

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  • Ignatz Award Winner Mis(h)adra Shares An Accurate Depiction of The Seizure Disorder Experience

    Ignatz Award Winner Mis(h)adra Shares An Accurate Depiction of The Seizure Disorder Experience0

    When the graphic novel Mis(h)adra was first released in October 2017 and I heard about the personal story of a young man named Isaac who deals with epilepsy, I knew I had to read it. It is a semi-autobiographical tale written and illustrated by creator Iasmin Omar Ata. In Mis(h)adra, Ata explores their past struggles with

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  • My Ideal Librarian: A Review of Bug Boys

    My Ideal Librarian: A Review of Bug Boys0

    Bug Boys: Volume 1 Laura Knetzger Czap Books 2015 Critics often ask ourselves how we can approach a review with as little bias as possible. Can you truly be unbiased about a piece that hits on themes related to your own identity? Regardless of how your views fall, I’ll warn you now: this is an

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  • You Yourself Are an Obsolete Computer: Reading Carta Monir

    You Yourself Are an Obsolete Computer: Reading Carta Monir0

    “Virtual intimacies were failures before the fact. If you had to get online to get it, it couldn’t be the real thing. But what is the real thing, what is real intimacy?” —Shaka McGlotten Before it spirals out into freaky chatroom horror, Carta Monir’s Secure Connect takes the familiar and comforting form of a memoir

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  • Hell is for Lovers: Pinky and Pepper Forever

    Hell is for Lovers: Pinky and Pepper Forever0

    Pinky and Pepper Forever Ivy Atoms Silver Sprocket June 18, 2018 A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Pinky and Pepper are two artists in love. They’re both students trying to refine their craft and find their audience, but neither one feels like they’re having

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