• Little Tails on the Farm is French Family Fun

    Little Tails on the Farm is French Family Fun0

    Little Tails on the Farm Frédéric Brrémaud (writer), Federico Bertolucci (artist), Mike Kennedy (translator) Lion Forge Comics January 2018 Little Tails on the Farm is perfect for the parent who is tired of board books, but whose child isn’t ready for Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur just yet. Little Tails follows pals Squizzo and Chipper on a grand

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  • Comics Academe: Teaching Ms. Marvel Part 2

    Comics Academe: Teaching Ms. Marvel Part 20

    This is part two of my account of teaching G. Willow Wilson’s Ms. Marvel to honor students at a large southern university. Part one can be found here.

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  • YA? Why Not?! What Does “YA” Mean Anyway?

    YA? Why Not?! What Does “YA” Mean Anyway?2

    • February 9, 2016

    If somehow you’ve emerged from a Cold War-esque bunker or have otherwise been under a rock for the last ten to fifteen, you may be wondering, “What is all of this ‘YA’ hullabaloo anyway and why would I care?” If you are, that’s okay! YA as a category has seen an “explosion of books” in

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  • It’s Louis Riel Day in Canada — There’s a Comic for That

    It’s Louis Riel Day in Canada — There’s a Comic for That0

    It’s Louis Riel Day! The day Canada officially remembers Métis leader and political activist Louis Riel, who was executed for treason on November 16th, 1885. It’s also the day where we all read Chester Brown’s fantastic biographical comic about Louis Riel. Right? Or at least we should. If you’re looking to broaden your knowledge about Louis Riel

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  • Little Red Fish: Iranian Revolution as Told by Fish

    Little Red Fish: Iranian Revolution as Told by Fish0

    The Little Red Fish #2 James Moffitt (Author) Bizhan Khodabandeh (Artist) Sink/Swim Press December 2015 On the surface is danger. The fish who dare to live too close to the break between water and air are likely to be snapped up by the great bird, a heron, who resides on land. The school moves farther

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  • Don’t Destroy the Brain: Corpse Talk Lets History Be Gross

    Don’t Destroy the Brain: Corpse Talk Lets History Be Gross0

    Running in British weekly comics magazine The Phoenix, now seeing its second collected volume released by David Fickling Books, the conceit of Corpse Talk is that the reader is viewing a talk show. The host—the cartoonist—is visited by the dead bodies of big movers of the past, now deceased, and together they discuss important moments

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