• We Served the People: Calming and Conflicted

    We Served the People: Calming and Conflicted0

    Emei Burell’s graphic novel We Served the People: My Mother’s Stories depicts Burell’s mother, Yuan Ye Ping’s, experience of the Down to the Countryside Movement during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Through these stories, told through prose, art, and incorporating photographs, the audience reflects on the lived experience of the Cultural Revolution. It’s an important, subtle

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  • A Reread, a Recommendation, and a Rando: Reviews of Recently Acquired Manga

    A Reread, a Recommendation, and a Rando: Reviews of Recently Acquired Manga0

    With Kodansha and others having huge sales recently, it’s hard not to spend a bunch of money on new series. Thankfully, I showed some restraint and only picked up five new volumes. Considering how big my existing “to read” pile is, five new series seemed like a good number. For now. This might change by

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  • The Princess of Clèves: A Lively Retelling of a Classic Tale

    The Princess of Clèves: A Lively Retelling of a Classic Tale0

    The Princess of Clèves Claire Bouilhac (Writer), Cromatik Ltd (Letters), Madame de La Fayette (Writer), Marie-Anne Didierjean (Colours), Mercedes Claire Gilliom (Translation), Valérie Michaux (Colours), Catel Muller (Writer and Artist) Dargaud (French), Europe Comics (English) 18 September, 2019 Madame de La Fayette’s classic story The Princess of Clèves is given new life as a graphic novel for

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  • Mata Hari: Beautiful Art, Confusing Storytelling

    Mata Hari: Beautiful Art, Confusing Storytelling0

    Mata Hari  Emma Beeby (Writer), Ariela Kristantina (Artist), Pat Masioni (Colours), Sal Cipriano (Letters) Dark Horse Comics 13 March, 2019 It is 1917. Infamous seductress and spy, Mata Hari, stands trial for working against the interests of France. Though she vehemently denies the accusations, her counsel is given neither time nor access to the requisite

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  • Emma G. Wildford: A Poetic Adventure

    Emma G. Wildford: A Poetic Adventure0

    Emma G. Wildford Zidrou (Writer), Edith (Artist) Éditions Soleil (French), Titan Comics (English) 21 November, 2018 A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review, It’s the hottest summer in London, but Emma G. Wildford has her mind on colder climes. Her fiancé, Roald Hodges, left for an

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  • Dogears: Thrilling Journeys into the Past, Present, and Alternate Future

    Dogears: Thrilling Journeys into the Past, Present, and Alternate Future0

    In a world filled with far too many great books, it’s hard to figure out what to pick up next. Luckily, Bookmarked is here to help in your search with “Dogears,” bite-sized book reviews from our growing TBR piles. Check out what we’ve been reading this past month, and see if you can find your next

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