Fear and Tenderness

Rosemary Valero-O’Connell – Don’t Go Without Me I had the great pleasure of reading Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me recently. This much celebrated work is wonderfully written by Mariko Tamaki who manages to convey real emotion through fully realised characters, but with a delicate touch. What makes the book really special is the marriage of words and art – with the perfectly balanced … Continue reading Fear and Tenderness

Reefers and Riffs

Chip McFitz – Joint Fever by Matt Greaves Reefer Madness hits the comic stands. We have had some hard hitting drugs stories in comics. Denny O’Neill and Neil Adams made Green Arrows ward Speedy a junkie in the famous ‘Snowbirds Don’t Fly’ issue. Poor Karen Page also started chasing the dragon in Daredevil (it didn’t get much better for Karen unfortunately.) A more pleasant time … Continue reading Reefers and Riffs

Charismatic Animals

Woodland Creatures: Wild Souls Volume One by Cristina Roswell, Fali Ruiz-Dávila, Tomás Aira Experts think that we should reintroduce the wolf to the more remote parts of Scotland. The deer are out of control, are destroying the trees and generally causing chaos to the ecosystem. A pack of our lupine friends ranging across the highland landscape would cut down on deer numbers and help save the … Continue reading Charismatic Animals

The Wolf Comes out of the Woods

Vanguard Book Three – Dan Butcher Defeat is a state of mind. No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality. The British superhero team. I love them, I especially love small press and indy versions and they continue to bring energy and invention to the genre. Vanguard is a long-running webcomic by Dan Butcher that has also been successfully collected … Continue reading The Wolf Comes out of the Woods

History Reclaimed

La Voz de M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo Writer Henry Barajas, Artist J. Gonzo, Letters Bernardo Brice, Editor Claire Napier Henry Barajas in La Voz de M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo has set out with great ambition to bring focus to a little-remembered part of recent American history. He has also brought to light the role of his great-grandfather – Ramon Jarigue –  and the highly effective grassroots campaigning … Continue reading History Reclaimed