Author Archive for Caitlin Plovnick

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New graphic novels and anime come out every week! To help you stay on top of the new releases, we present the following list of graphic novels compiled from Diamond Comic Distributors’ complete weekly shipping list, available from PreviewsWorld.com, and…

An Interview with Matt Kindt

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In comics, the separation between writing and artwork can be difficult to pinpoint. Oftentimes the artwork directly informs the narrative, and vice versa. This is particularly apparent in the work of cartoonist Matt Kindt, whose unique comics play with everything…

Guerillas, vol. 1-2

I never thought much about war comics as a genre, but after reading the first two volumes of Brahm Revel’s Guerillas (as well as Nate Powell’s Any Empire, reviewed earlier), I realize how much I’ve been missing. Guerillas examines what…

Any Empire

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Nate Powell’s Any Empire weaves together past and future with the imaginations and realities of three elementary school classmates who encounter each other again as young adults. The paranoid culture they grow up in seeps into their childhood play and…

CLAMP

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CLAMP, love ‘em or loathe ‘em, are a highly influential and powerful force in manga. Here we discuss the visuals of their work, how the elegant and decorative CLAMP style both contributes to and detracts from certain elements of storytelling,…

An Elegy for Amelia Johnson

30-year-old poet Amelia, entering the final three weeks of her life, has enlisted her best friends Henry, an Oscar award-winning filmmaker in Los Angeles, and Jillian, a celebrated writer in New York, to travel across the country and deliver personal…

Koko Be Good

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Jon and Koko are young adults in San Francisco who both aspire to be better people by following the ill-fitting examples of others. Jon plans to leave everything behind and follow his girlfriend Emily to Peru, where she will teach…