Tag: Beth C.

Review: The Classic Comic Colouring Book

by Beth C. The Classic Comic Colouring Book – Various Artists (Michael O’Mara Books, Ltd) The Classic Comic Colouring Book is filled with over 100 vintage comic book covers that span the genres of romance, mystery, action, adventure, sci-fi, horror, and more! Since the comic covers

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Review: Deep Dark Fears

by Beth C. Deep Dark Fears – Fran Krause (Ten Speed Press) We all have deep dark fears but we usually keep them a deep dark secret. We don’t even tell our BFFs or significant others about them. Nor do

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Review: Lobster Is the Best Medicine: A Collection of Comics about Friendship

by Beth C. Lobster Is the Best Medicine: A Collection of Comics about Friendship – Liz Climo  (Running Press) I fell hard for Liz Climo from the very first comic in her debut collection of comics, The Little World of Liz

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Interview: Liniers

Conducted by Beth C. “Wow!” is a small and often overused word of praise, but Liniers’s Written and Drawn by Henrietta is a Wow!-inspiring book. It is the newest addition to the Level Three Easy-to-Read Comics published by TOON Books. Simply put, it tells the story of a young

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Review: WuMo: Something Is Wrong

by Beth C. WuMo: Something Is Wrong – Michael Wulff and Anders Morgenthaler  (Andrews McMeel Publishing) The story of how the creators of the WuMo comic strip got their lucky break begins with an impromptu creative session. In 2001, Michael Wulff and Anders

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Commentary: Reactions to the 2015 Eisner Award Nominations

Last month the Two Guys with PhDs recorded a special episode of The Comics Alternative, one devoted to the 2015 Eisner Award nominations. The Comics Reporter himself, Tom Spurgeon, joined the guys on that show, and the three of them discussed the various

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Review: The Wild Piano: A Philemon Adventure

by Beth C. The Wild Piano: A Philemon Adventure – Fred  (TOON Books) Last fall, Cast Away on the Letter A: A Philemon Adventure, written and illustrated by Frédéric Othon Aristid — better known as Fred — received so much advance praise and was so

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Review: The Book of Memory Gaps

by Beth C. The Book of Memory Gaps – Cecelia Ruiz (Blue Rider Press) In The Book of Memory Gaps, Cecelia Ruiz explores the nature of memory and self, inspired by real-life disorders, through fourteen miniature stories. Each one is composed of two two-page

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Review: MAD’s Greatest Artists: Don Martin: Three Decades of His Greatest Works

by Beth C. MAD’s Greatest Artists: Don Martin: Three Decades of His Greatest Works – Don Martin (Running Press) First things first: I have to come clean. Don Martin’s amazingly distinct, wacky, sometimes surreal, and always clever art never graced the pages of

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Review: Off the Leash: The Secret Life of Dogs

by Beth C. Off the Leash: The Secret Life of Dogs – Rupert Fawcett (St. Martin’s Griffin Books) Rupert Fawcett is a popular cartoonist in the UK and is most known for his character, Fred, a bald man in “braces” (suspenders) and

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Review: The Little World of Liz Climo

by Beth C. The Little World of Liz Climo – Liz Climo (Running Press Books) Just what is the little world of Liz Climo? It’s one populated with quirky animals — dinosaurs, anteaters, bears, rabbits, sloths, and pigs, just to name a few —

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Review: The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil

by Beth C. The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil – Stephen Collins (Picador) The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil is about Dave, a man who is hairless except for his eyebrows and one single hair below his nose. He loves drawing

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