Saturday, July 29, 2006

Blankets by Craig Thompson

Blankets by Craig Thompson

Blankets is about Craig Thompson as a child and entering adulthood. He writes about first love, guilt, and religion. Thompson shows the reader his life as a teen and child: being bullied in school, not being a good enough older brother to his younger brother, Phil, but he also shows he and Phil connecting through art and their own imaginations. You watch as he meets a girl named Raina and learns about her family: soon-to-be divorced parents, a snobby older sister and two adopted, mentally challenged older siblings. We also watch as he explores the Christian religion and wonders about what to do when he "grows up". This book has amazing art, great writing and perfectly captures the life of the author. It's the only 582 page book that seemed to go by too quickly, so you better buy it...or I won't be your friend anymore.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Quicken Forbidden by Dave Roman and John Green

Quicken Forbidden written by Dave Roman, Illustrated by John Green

A cross between "Harry Potter" and "Labyrinth", Quicken Forbidden is a series of comics about a girl named Jax Epoch who believes in magic and discovers a portal to another dimension. She realizes she is being watched by scientists and is also simultaneously living her life while telling her story in another dimension's court (woah!)! Though I don't usually enjoy fantasy, I absolutely loved reading these comics. With awesome artwork, a fascinating storyline, and surprises around every corner, these comics are for fantasy-lovers or just comic appreciators.

Saturday, July 08, 2006


My awesomeness strays from blogger.


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

I'm Not A Slacker, I'm just Lazy

As some of you know, I am going to be writning for the Pulse this summer (reviews and interviews).
Below is a list of books that I am too lazy to review and/or will be reviewing for The Pulse that I think you will enjoy:

Goodbye Chunky Rice -- Craig Thompson
I Never Liked You -- Chester Brown
Perfect Example -- Jon Porcellino
Teenagers From Mars -- Rick Spears and Rob G.
Spiral Bound -- Aaron Renier
Buddah (1) -- Osamu Tezuka
Hate (11) -- Peter Bagge

If you would like to know more about these books, you can email me at

I am currently reading and will soon be reviewing:

The Playboy -- Chester Brown
Scott Pilgrim (1) -- Bryan Lee O'Malley
Cola Madnes -- Gary Panter
Amy and Jordan -- Mark Beyer