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! …

Top 5: Talking Animals

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Thanksgiving is over. Even if that turkey could talk, he isn’t anymore. Thankfully, the animals on the Top 5 List of Talking Animals never shut up! 5. Bandit, Tinker, and Pirate from WE3 by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly Morrison’s…

Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life

In the distant past, legendary Pokémon Arceus was betrayed and nearly killed by a human it trusted. Now, after a long time healing itself in isolation, Arceus returns. Its reappearance blurs the borders between several dimensions, causing dangerous conflict between…