Author Archive for Emma Weiler

Genius

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“It’s always the little things. Small notions lost to the complex mind because of their innate simplicity. Ideas beating on the subconscious like sand grains re-depositing themselves on shores until some kid scoops them up and notices that it’s not…

The Wayside

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The Wayside, by Julie Morstad, is gorgeous. Morstad paints ethereal and intriguing paintings using pen and ink, watercolors, and even collage at times. Her works, collected here, always have a twist, a bit of oddity to them. They hang together…

The Prince: A Round Table Comic

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In 1532, Machiavelli published a treatise on prince craft (although it was probably written earlier). The idea of writing a book that would spell out how to rule was radical for its time. That Machiavelli’s guideline to getting and keeping…

Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 2

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Alexia Tarabotti, now married and known as Lady Macon, is back and nothing can keep her down for long: not waking to find a regiment of soldiers camped on her front lawn, not having her husband depart for Scotland with…

American Widow

Alissa Torres’ story is the story of a quiet life. Torres met her future husband. They dated, fell in love and got married. They struggled with cultural differences (her husband was Columbian) and with the normal problems of everyday life,…

The Secret of the Stone Frog

One night Alan and Leah wake up to discover their beds have been transported to the deep forest. While Leah, the older sibling, is skeptical that what they are experiencing is real, Alan, the younger sibling, is entranced. They immediately…

Unterzakhn

Fanya and Esther Feinberg are twin girls growing up in the lower east side Jewish ghetto of New York City at the beginning of the 20th century. It is not a safe or clean place, and has limited opportunities for…

The Monkey King, vol. 1-3

The Monkey King is a retelling of the epic Chinese folktale “The Journey to the West.” This classic tale tells how the monk Xuan Zang journeyed to the west to retrieve sacred Buddhist texts and brought them back to China.…