• Manga on Stage: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon’s Pluto

    Manga on Stage: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon’s Pluto0

    We sit on a single row of seats, backs against a wall, hands on a railing before a drop. Beneath us is the main audience, and ahead of that is a curtained stage littered along the front with scrap metal. At first glance that’s all it appears to be, but there are a few distinguishable

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  • The Castle Offers Fictions Within Fictions

    The Castle Offers Fictions Within Fictions1

    If you’re going to read a comic co-written by Brian Michael Bendis and Kelly Sue DeConnick and edited by Sana Amanat, you probably want them all to be pretending to adapt a novel written by a fictional character from a television show. Right? Isn’t that what people want? That’s what happened in 2011, when Marvel

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  • Shakespeare on the Page: A Better Way

    Shakespeare on the Page: A Better Way0

    I was recently rereading Manga Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, and found myself surprised all over again by how much I like it, and how well it works. The Manga Shakespeare series, published by Amulet/Abrams in the US & Canada or SelfMadeHero in the UK, uses a “manga” drawing style (but the western left to right reading

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  • Fun Home On the Page and the Stage

    Fun Home On the Page and the Stage0

    Small and Big, Close and Far, Same and Different The award winning Broadway musical Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir of the same name, is now on tour. By the time this goes to press, the production will most likely be in Schenectady. Or Providence. And somewhere else after that. Whenever shows go

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  • Review: The Golden Compass: The Graphic Novel Volume 1

    Review: The Golden Compass: The Graphic Novel Volume 11

    The Golden Compass: The Graphic Novel Volume 1 Written by Philip Pullman Adapted by Stéphane Melchior Art by Clément Oubrerie Coloring by Clément Oubrerie and Philippe Bruno Translated by Annie Eaton Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books For Young Readers September 22, 2015 The last couple of months have been excellent for fans of the His Dark

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  • Short & Sweet: That Comic Game

    Short & Sweet: That Comic Game0

    It’s an all Wendy, all game-adaptations edition of Short & Sweet! We(ndy) reviews Tomb Raider #1 and Mass Effect: Foundation #8.

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