Tag Archives: comic/graphic

Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe. Or The Rage Confounder.

Read July  2016 Recommended for people who dislike language, writing and communication  ★    We all have one, that person we’d prefer to get along with, but every time they open their mouth, so much stupid erupts that low-level irritation … Continue reading

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Rivers of London Body of Work by Ben Aaronovitch

Read July 2016 Recommended for fans of Peter Grant and graphic novels Despite an affinity for both the written word and the visual arts, I have yet to be engrossed in a graphic novel. Quite honestly, I have yet to … Continue reading

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Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen.

Read March 2016 Recommended for bookworms, introverts  ★     ★     ★    ★ Judging by the reviews, many, many readers see themselves in Sarah’s work. I completely understand, because I do too. After seeing a friend’s glowing review … Continue reading

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Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

Read February 2016 Recommended for anyone with aging parents.  ★    ★    ★   ★   Don’t be misled; cartoons don’t make for easy reading. Roz Chast takes an unflinching look at her interactions with her aging parents in their very, … Continue reading

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Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory

October 2014 Recommended for fans of superheroes, wrestling with personal demons  ★    ★    ★    ★    1/2   Pandemonium reminds me of those times when my foodie friends are dragging me to a “fabulous new restaurant” where (mostly) familiar ingredients … Continue reading

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Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Read July 2014 Recommended for fans of humorous biographies, people with problem dogs, people who love cake ★    ★    ★    ★    ★ Allie Brosh astounds me. Despite her strange little drawings, particularly a self-portrait that looks something like … Continue reading

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My Dog: The Paradox.

Read January 2013 ★   ★   ★   ★   1/2 I discovered The Oatmeal during a charity campaign that resulted from creator Matthew Inman’s internet kerfluffle about an online news aggregator site using his material. After Inman complained, the site owner sent … Continue reading

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Get Fuzzy 2: Fuzzy Logic by Darby Conley. Fuzzy fun.

Read December, 2013 ★ ★ ★ I try to bring laughter into my life, even my reading life. I’ve almost always had a comic side read, whether it be the timeless wisdom of Calvin and Hobbes, the clever feminist and … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead, Book Two by Robert Kirkman

Recommended for: Walking Dead fans Read on May 05, 2013 ★  ★ Stopped for a quickie again (http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/…), and true to brand promise, found a similar experience to my prior Book One read. One challenge in picking up a serial … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead, Book One (#1-12) by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard

Recommended for: graphic novel fans, WD fans Read on September 30, 2012, read count: 2 ★★ 1/2 I’m 99% percent certain I’ve never said this before, but I prefer the more layered story of the television show. My first official … Continue reading

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