Tag: Slice of Life

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Shannon Hale’s Best Friends is an Unintentionally Helpful Guidebook for Parents of Preteens

Best Friends Shannon Hale (writer), LeUyen Pham (illustrator), Hilary Sycamore (colourist) First Second August 27, 2019 Shannon Hale’s Best Friends is a graphic memoir of her elementary school experiences. The sequel to 2017’s Real Friends, it covers everything from body image issues to crushes, and all the emotional turmoil in between that is the life of…

Wash Day Teaches Black Women How To Care For Their Natural Hair

Wash Day Jamila Rowser (writer), Robyn Smith (illustrator), J.A. Micheline (script editor) Black Josei Press June 2018 Disclaimer: J.A. Micheline has written for Women Write About Comics. Wash Day is a mini slice-of-life comic that aims to show black women just how beautiful they are. The story, penned and illustrated by Jamila Rowser and Robyn…

TCAF 2016 Poster by Kate Beaton. Comics.

Short & Sweet: TCAF 2016 Edition

Angel and I had a blast at this year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF); a free festival for the public where they can check out cool indie comics, creators and panels. I wrote about my experience of the festival which you can read here. We grabbed a ton of comics but couldn’t review our entire haul due to…

Infinite Scroll Feature 1. Image from Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud.

Comics’ Infinite Scroll: To The Rim and Beyond

The launch of Stela, a new comics app which publishes titles optimized for the downward scrolling function of smartphones, has kicked up some talk about Scott McCloud’s Reinventing Comics. Published in 2000 as a sequel to Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics considers the kinds of innovations that McCloud believed would advance the medium. He paid particular attention to…