Displacement: A Travelogue

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I must start my review by saying that Lucy Knisley’s graphic memoirs (French Milk, Relish, etc.) frustrate me—I know that she is more or less my contemporary in age (early millennial), predilections (delicious foods! Francophilia!), and social class (lower-upper-middle perhaps?).…

Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series

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What is there to be said about Cowboy Bebop that hasn’t already been shouted from the rooftops? I started several different versions of this review and found it difficult to encapsulate the greatness of this cultural phenomenon in approximately 500…

Rat Queens, vol. 1: Sass and Sorcery

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The town of Palisade has a problem. It’s not the trolls and bandits who plague the surrounding country-side, it’s the mercenary groups hanging around the town waiting for jobs. They are bored, and bored mercenaries cause trouble. So the town…

We Dig Worms!

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Some people think it is easy to write for children, and those people are fools. You have to express a great deal in very few words, keep your imagery simple but rich, and, ideally, entertain while educating. Writing non-fiction for…

The Mutts Diaries

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A selection of Patrick McDonnell’s Mutts comic strips are collected here for the enjoyment of kids and adults alike. The collection is divided into strips featuring various characters. The two main sections are the “diaries” of Mooch the cat and…