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Friday Review: Trillium

There are a couple of truths that I hold to be self evident: wrasslin' is fun, Faygo redpop is delish, and Jeff Lemire is good. Really good. While he does do writing and drawing separately for some stories, I enjoy his work in which he does both the best. This includes Essex County, Underwater Welder,… Continue reading Friday Review: Trillium

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Comics Vs. the World

We live in a tough world. But I imagine it's always been that way, just with a different set of circumstances. Because of this reality, from time to time, I find myself wondering just what use it is to make comics. In this world, what is the purpose of putting pen to paper? Drawing scenes… Continue reading Comics Vs. the World

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Friday Review: Lucky in Love

Ah look, I'm reviewing another book you probably never heard of. Don't you try to change me. Here's the deal, I'd never heard of this book until last week, but a friend of mine showed it to me, and flipping through, I thought "this is the kind of book to review on Friday!" Actually, my friend… Continue reading Friday Review: Lucky in Love

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Black Panther

Have you seen the Black Panther movie? Because I have, and I liked it a whole awful lot. But don't worry, this isn't a post to talk about the movie, it's for the character and his comics. So no worries, there won't be any spoilers here. But, if you're reading this and you haven't seen… Continue reading Black Panther

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Comic Book Romance

As today is Valentine's Day, and I'm a sucker for such things, I've decided to dive into the romantic side of comics. This is not going to be an academic look into love, rather, an examinations of some of the comic book relationships that really stick out to me. No, not every couple will be… Continue reading Comic Book Romance

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Friday Review: Incidents in the Night

Incidents in the Night is a rather bizarre comic by French cartoonist David B. Don't take that as a bad thing though, because I like my comics strange. It's a sort of hard book to talk about because I think any conversation benefits from the other party having read the story in this particular case. However,… Continue reading Friday Review: Incidents in the Night

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Comics in the Age of Social Media

Do you know what's hard? Making comics. Do you know what's even harder than that? Understanding, and thus, correctly using social media for a business. Well, for me it is anyway. I can make comic after comic and slowly get better. But throw me into the world of Twitter and algorithms, and I'm lost. I… Continue reading Comics in the Age of Social Media

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Friday Review: Lowriders in Space

I'm kind of double dipping here, as this is the book that I'm using for my Graphic Novel Book club at work. But, I really like this book, so I wanted to pass it along. Let me start by mentioning that, yes, this is an all ages read. Some people may consider it a comic… Continue reading Friday Review: Lowriders in Space

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Digital Drawing

Time rolls on and the seeds I planted two weeks ago have finally grown. Last week I took a singular look at traditional drawing, so this week, I dive into the world of digital drawing. I don't really know how long people have been drawing on computers, but it's been around for a while. And… Continue reading Digital Drawing