Posts Tagged: comics

Wonder Woman and Mango Street

I may have spent the past couple of weeks traveling, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading, so here’s what I’d like to share with y’all today:   Two very different books — The Secret History of Wonder Woman,

Wonder Woman and Mango Street

I may have spent the past couple of weeks traveling, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading, so here’s what I’d like to share with y’all today:   Two very different books — The Secret History of Wonder Woman,

Poetry Comics: Over The Line

So… you might ask, what exactly are poetry comics? That’s just what Over The Line sets out to show you. I think it succeeds both in addressing what constitutes this genre and in showing the plethora of shapes its iterations can

Poetry Comics: Over The Line

So… you might ask, what exactly are poetry comics? That’s just what Over The Line sets out to show you. I think it succeeds both in addressing what constitutes this genre and in showing the plethora of shapes its iterations can

Meet The Scissor Sisters (Eiki Eiki & Daigo)

Yep, I’ve done it again. I read another manga. Well, shojo, to be more specific. We talked about the different types of manga last time, I believe. 

Meet The Scissor Sisters (Eiki Eiki & Daigo)

Yep, I’ve done it again. I read another manga. Well, shojo, to be more specific. We talked about the different types of manga last time, I believe. 

Kataribe no List / The Book of List (Fujiya)

….and now for something completely different: manga! The first books I’ve bought since coming (back) to Germany: the first two volumes of The Book of List — Grimm’s Magical Items, by Izuco Fujiya.

Kataribe no List / The Book of List (Fujiya)

….and now for something completely different: manga! The first books I’ve bought since coming (back) to Germany: the first two volumes of The Book of List — Grimm’s Magical Items, by Izuco Fujiya.

Graphic Novel: Gilgamesh II, by Jim Starlin

We sure love our myths and legends. And there are quite a few that keep getting retold and reimagined. Well here’s one: Gilgamesh. The oldest story we have records of, an epic poem dated about 2100 BC, which has survived in cuneiform on

Graphic Novel: Gilgamesh II, by Jim Starlin

We sure love our myths and legends. And there are quite a few that keep getting retold and reimagined. Well here’s one: Gilgamesh. The oldest story we have records of, an epic poem dated about 2100 BC, which has survived in cuneiform on

Daddies, Daughters, Dancers: Dotter of her Father’s Eyes

Free comic book day (always the 1st Saturday in May) usually means that my preferred local comic book shop has a big sale, as well as giving out a lot of free comics. Earlier today, I dug deep in the long,

Daddies, Daughters, Dancers: Dotter of her Father’s Eyes

Free comic book day (always the 1st Saturday in May) usually means that my preferred local comic book shop has a big sale, as well as giving out a lot of free comics. Earlier today, I dug deep in the long,

Mars and Buddhists and That.

It’s February. And it’s raining cats, goats, and paper cranes. It’s been a while since my last post, so I wanted to give a quick update. Since the last post happened, I’ve taken and passed my written exams for my

Mars and Buddhists and That.

It’s February. And it’s raining cats, goats, and paper cranes. It’s been a while since my last post, so I wanted to give a quick update. Since the last post happened, I’ve taken and passed my written exams for my

Soapbox: I am Charlie / Je Suis Charlie / Ich bin Charlie

  Today, two or three gunmen stormed into the offices of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo and killed at least 12 people, among them the most well-known cartoonists of the publication. This was not the first attack on Charlie Hebdo

Soapbox: I am Charlie / Je Suis Charlie / Ich bin Charlie

  Today, two or three gunmen stormed into the offices of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo and killed at least 12 people, among them the most well-known cartoonists of the publication. This was not the first attack on Charlie Hebdo

Ava Gardner

A beautiful (adj.) knife, the mind: Barbara Hamby

The ante-penultimate poet on our reading list is Barbara Hamby. Married to fellow poet David Kirby, Hamby was born in New Orleans (just down the block from here, you could say) and raised in Hawaii. I thoroughly enjoyed All Night

Ava Gardner

A beautiful (adj.) knife, the mind: Barbara Hamby

The ante-penultimate poet on our reading list is Barbara Hamby. Married to fellow poet David Kirby, Hamby was born in New Orleans (just down the block from here, you could say) and raised in Hawaii. I thoroughly enjoyed All Night

POET: The Game (Better #4) and other Fun Stuff

Try to win this brand new, MFA-themed game, I dare you. Yes it works like those good old text-based adventure game. Try actions like “get up,” “write a book” (sarcasm warning), “write thesis,” “write a novel,” “get a beer,” “recite

POET: The Game (Better #4) and other Fun Stuff

Try to win this brand new, MFA-themed game, I dare you. Yes it works like those good old text-based adventure game. Try actions like “get up,” “write a book” (sarcasm warning), “write thesis,” “write a novel,” “get a beer,” “recite

John Ashbery (3): More on “Mooring”

I promised I’d talk some more about Ashbery’s Mooring of Starting Out, and so I shall. “You are standing looking at that building and you cannot take it all in, certain details are already hazy and the mind boggles. What will

John Ashbery (3): More on “Mooring”

I promised I’d talk some more about Ashbery’s Mooring of Starting Out, and so I shall. “You are standing looking at that building and you cannot take it all in, certain details are already hazy and the mind boggles. What will

Fun from the Funnies (Get Fuzzy, Pearls before Swine, and Other Comments on Literary Life)

Some of my favorite comic strips have occasionally touched on books, writing, and poetry, much to my delight. Here are some of the ones I’ve collected over time. Enjoy! And if you do, consider supporting Darby Conley (Get Fuzzy) and

Fun from the Funnies (Get Fuzzy, Pearls before Swine, and Other Comments on Literary Life)

Some of my favorite comic strips have occasionally touched on books, writing, and poetry, much to my delight. Here are some of the ones I’ve collected over time. Enjoy! And if you do, consider supporting Darby Conley (Get Fuzzy) and