Creature Tech

Michael Ong once planned to become a pastor like his father, but then went into the hard sciences instead. Having earned a doctorate and a Nobel prize (“for science”!) before age twenty, Michael is sinning it up in L.A. when…

Captain Longears

Captain Longears is a confused, imaginative little boy who always wears a hat with bunny ears. Together with his stuffed animal Captain Jam, he goes on Space Ninja adventures. At least, he used to, until Captain Big Nose went missing.…

TRON Betrayal

It is hard to believe that we’d be talking about TRON these days. The original film is one that is near and dear to my heart and when production on the sequel was announced, I was thrilled. Created as a…

Aya, vol. 2: Aya of Yop City

Aya of Yop City

    Aya of Yop City by Marguerite Abouet is best described as a more realistic soap opera. Set in the Ivory Coast of the late 1970’s it deals with the families, loves, foibles, schemes, and eccentricities of a group…

Gingerbread Girl

Twenty-seven-year old Annah Billips is a lot of things — she’s a tease, she’s a wine lover, and she’s bisexual (maybe). Oh, and she’s also convinced that her father created a sister out of her own brain when she was…

The Time Machine

Way, way back in the dark ages of comics history – well, what comics collectors actually call the Golden Age – there used to be a company called Classics Illustrated. For thirty years this company took literary classics and made…

Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness

“I’m Johnny Cash,” followed by the twang of the guitar at the beginning of “Folsom Prison Blues” is how Johnny Cash started many of his concerts. Reinhard Kleist, author/illustrator of Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness,  begins his graphic biography…