Graphic Novel Review: Pumpkinheads / by Faith Erin Hicks and Rainbow Rowell

I'm back from a long hiatus. I was hoping to be consistently writing reviews on my blog, but... life. Let's get back into this...shall we!? Pumpkinheads story by Rainbow Rowell art by Faith Erin Hicks published by First Second 224 pages 978-1626721623 I recently picked up "Pumpkinheads" from my public library. I was super excited to … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: Pumpkinheads / by Faith Erin Hicks and Rainbow Rowell

Quick Thoughts On: A Girl Called Echo, volume 2 by Katherena Vermette

Red River Resistance by Katherena VermetteMy rating: 3 of 5 starsThis title is an absolute must for any school library or public library in Canada. With the 150th anniversary of the Red River resistance occurring in 2019, and the major focus of the Canadian government on reconciliation, this comic couldn't have come at a better … Continue reading Quick Thoughts On: A Girl Called Echo, volume 2 by Katherena Vermette

Graphic Novel Review: Real Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

Follow my blog with Bloglovin A wonderful graphic autobiography for middle-grade readers by one of my favourite contemporary authors. Shannon Hale focuses on her early experiences making friends... from the ease of friendship as a pre-schooler, to the complicated social pecking order of grade school. Shannon's mother is convinced that everything will be all right … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: Real Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

Graphic Novel Review: A Castle in England / by Jamie Rhodes

A Castle in England by Jamie Rhodes Illustrated by: Isaac Lenkiewicz, Briony May Smith, Will Exley, and Isabel Greenberg. My rating: 2 of 5 stars There is so much potential in this title, from the concept showcasing the history of the residences of a single castle (I love histories); the artist contributions (showcasing 5 different … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: A Castle in England / by Jamie Rhodes

Comic Book Review: A.D.: After Death / by Scott Snyder

A.D.: After Death by Scott Snyder Illustrated by Jeff Lemire My rating: 3 of 5 stars This started strong, with a unique graphic structure and poetic prose. I was immediately intrigued. For the most part, I thought this mixed format and art style worked. But, there were big gaps in the story which should have … Continue reading Comic Book Review: A.D.: After Death / by Scott Snyder

Webcomic Review: Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero by Michael DeForge

Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero by Michael DeForge My rating: 4 of 5 stars Though it was drawn in strips it felt like a complete story. Overall the writing was incredibly Canadian; and not just because it was set in Canada. It had that same quality of bizarre, whimsical and dark humour that I expect. I … Continue reading Webcomic Review: Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero by Michael DeForge

Comic Book Review: Valerian by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières

Valerian: The Complete Collection, Volume 1 by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières  My rating: 3 of 5 stars I would definitely have gotten on better with this if I were still a child. As much as I appreciated the adventure, I found I was a bit bored. The story is a little too straight forward, and … Continue reading Comic Book Review: Valerian by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières

Graphic Novel Review: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is storytelling with the flavour of folk tales. There's something under the surface that feels somewhat poetic, but also leaves the stories feeling somewhat incomplete. The incompleteness is magnified by the fact that the art is left to tell the ending in … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Graphic Novel Review: Tetris: The Games People Play by Box Brown

Tetris: The Games People Play by Box Brown My rating: 2 of 5 stars This was okay. My opinion of it might be suffering for the fact that I just read a corporate history graphic novel that I enjoyed exponentially more about a month ago. It was too easy to compare the two. I enjoyed … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: Tetris: The Games People Play by Box Brown

Comic Book Review: ODY-C by Matt Fraction and Christian Ward

ODY-C, Vol. 1: Off to Far Ithicaa by Matt Fraction and Christian Ward My rating: 2 of 5 stars There's something to be applauded for the risks taken to create this comic, had they been successful would have been an amazing experience. As someone who has read the Odyssey many many times, I was just … Continue reading Comic Book Review: ODY-C by Matt Fraction and Christian Ward