The Book of Human Insects

The Book of Human Insects is not necessarily what I would call an enjoyable read. Yet, quite like main character Toshiko Tomura, there is something so tantalizing and irresistible about the book that you can’t help but be drawn to…

Anya’s Ghost

    First her mom tries to feed her greasy syrniki, then she gets ignored by the boy she has a crush on, the weird nerd tries to catch her eye, she has a fight with her only friend over…

Nina in That Makes Me Mad

Nina in That Makes Me Mad

Sometimes being a child can be frustrating. Nina doesn’t do wimpy frustration though – when things happen that she doesn’t like, she gets MAD. Nina’s annoyances include patronizing grownups telling her what she likes, other kids who won’t play to…

Lucille

I was uneasy at the start of Lucille. First off, the art is incredibly spare. Characters are drawn with simple, slightly wobbly, lines and little or no shading. Backgrounds are minimal and there are no panels. Altogether, it gave the…

Top 5: Paranormal Investigators

Hellboy

Who’s keeping you safe this Halloween? The Top 5 Paranormal Investigators! 5. Subaru Sumeragi (Tokyo Babylon and X/1999 by CLAMP ) Subaru is a regular guy who just happens to be an incredibly strong onmyoji, or Japanese diviner. He uses…