Manga Review: Flying Witch, Volume 1 by Chihiro Ishizuka

Flying Witch, volume 1 by Chihiro Ishizuka Translated by Melissa Tanaka Published by Vertical Comics, ©2017 Originally Published in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, Kodansha Ltd., ©2013- 978-1-945054-09-9  Stars: ★★ / 5   Flying Witch is a slice-of-life shounen manga about a 15-year-old witch, Makoto Kowata, who has left her home (with her black cat familiar); as is the … Continue reading Manga Review: Flying Witch, Volume 1 by Chihiro Ishizuka

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

Manga Review: The Walking Man / by Jiro Taniguchi

The Walking Man by Jirō Taniguchi My rating: 5 of 5 stars The walking man encourages you to forget the pressures of life and enjoy every step of the journey; to appreciate every experience and meeting. This is less a story and more an expression of feelings told through beautifully rendered, compact illustrations. And, can … Continue reading Manga Review: The Walking Man / by Jiro Taniguchi

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

Manga Review: GoGo Monster by Taiyo Matsumoto

This is seriously one of the most beautiful manga publications in my collection. It has a full color cardboard sleeve, a full color wrap-around image, and the page edges are painted red with further designs. It's gorgeous. And, for that alone, I think it's worth collecting. But, then you have the story... and "my god!" … Continue reading Manga Review: GoGo Monster by Taiyo Matsumoto