Author Archive for Andrew Fuerste-Henry

Alice in Wonderland

The Campfire Classic adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland lands firmly in the realm of mediocrity. The art (by Rajesh Nagulakonda) and scripting (by Lewis Helfand) both succeed in the task of relaying the basic plot of Carroll’s novel,…

Manara Library, Volume 1

Manara Library Volume 1

I picked up the first volume of Dark Horse’s new Manara Library because the cover caught my eye (I’m generally fond of books in which swashbuckling young men share lingering kisses with pretty young women). The dust jacket blurb informed…

The Complete Dracula

Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula absolutely deserves the respect it gets as the granddaddy of all vampire novels, but it’s well over 100 years old and may be somewhat inaccessible to modern readers. I know the last time I tried to…

The Last Dragon

Jane Yolen is a hugely popular and prolific author of fiction for kids and young adults. She’s won a Caldecott, a couple Nebulas, and a slew of other awards. Given her talent and stature, I was pretty surprised to read…

Orcs: Forged for War

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Orcs: Forged for War is the first graphic novel set in the fantasy universe created in Stan Nicholls’s Orcs novels. Lots of science fiction and fantasy series are adding graphic novels these days and some series pull it off better…

Lucille

I was uneasy at the start of Lucille. First off, the art is incredibly spare. Characters are drawn with simple, slightly wobbly, lines and little or no shading. Backgrounds are minimal and there are no panels. Altogether, it gave the…

The Influencing Machine

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Brook Gladstone, host of NPR’s On the Media, begins her work of graphic nonfiction with the story of psychoanalyst Victor Tausk and his treatise “On the Origin of the ‘Influencing Machine’ in Schizophrenia,” written in 1919 and first published in…