Velveteen & Mandala

The next time someone tells you comics are “just for kids,” show them Jiro Matsumoto’s Velveteen & Mandala, a graphic novel that pushes the envelope on what most readers may be willing to tolerate. With scenes such as a group…

Olive Peril

What do you do when your soap-tycoon mother leaves you a fortune, but her evil lawyer wants to steal it by forcing you to marry him? (Who hasn’t had to ponder that question?) Well, if you’re Olive Peril, you run…

Drawing from Memory

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    Say’s intriguing, introspective, and largely visual journey through his first sixteen years of life as a child and artist is decidedly readable and informative. This slender hybrid picture book contains numerous comic book essentials, water-coloured pen and ink…

Fraggle Rock: Tails and Tales

I have always admired and even envied the Fraggles. I grew up watching them, wondering just what Doozer construction tasted like (it couldn’t really taste like radishes!), worrying with Boober, and wishing I could get a postcard from Uncle Traveling…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week!

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Apologies to all for missing last week’s usual post, but as the site was apparently under attack, it seemed wise to hold off until the problem was fixed (which, fingers crossed, it is!).  So, here’s two week’s worth of happiness! …