Author Archive for Katie Morrissey

Promethea, vol. 1

“If she did not exist, we would have to invent her.” Imagine a strange, futuristic version of our world. Instead of Hello Kitty, the most popular figure for t-shirts and billboards is a weeping gorilla, the mayor of New York…

Slop: Analecta

“He’s no match from my chinchilla of doom!” Oh yes, dear reader, chinchillas of doom and much much more await you in Slop: Analecta. It’s funny, sometimes crass, sometimes dark, but always interesting. Slop: Analecta is a small collection of…

Nodame Cantabile, vol. 1

Nodame Cantabile is about music and the joy that comes when you play from your heart. Shinichi and Nodame are music students with two very different approaches to life and music, but who always seem to play their best when…

Long Hot Summer

Long Hot Summer is the story of Steve, sort of. Here’s what I know about Steve: He’s 22 and he’s a mod. That’s about all I can tell you. The description on the back cover tells me it’s 1988, but…

Azumanga Daioh

Azumanga Daioh: The Manga came first. Then there was Azumanga Daioh: The Animation. Please note the helpful explanatory titles.This is not your typical manga and the anime is not your typical animation. Azumanga Daioh was published in short bursts. Think…

Othello, vol. 1

If you enjoyed Mars, or like the traditional girl-hero, boy in the wings, fun high school drama, go read Othello. Go go go, because this is heaps of fun! Othello (no relation to anything by Shakespeare so far) centers around…

Noodle Fighter Miki, vol. 1

Our heroine is Miki, a loud, incredibly strong girl who works for her mother in the family noodle shop. Unfortunately, Miki has a tendency to get massively distracted while on the job. Deliveries go undelivered and customers are bullied out…

From Eroica with Love, vol. 1

Originally published in 1976, Eroica is a shonen-ai classic. It centers around the adventures of Earl Dorian Red Gloria a.k.a. the Earl of Gloria a.k.a. Eroica, international art thief, and his various conquests and thefts across the globe. The Earl…