Graphic Novels

Webcomics Wednesday: 2016 Favorites

Webcomics Wednesday: 2016 Favorites

It seems like everyone’s rounding up their best of 2016 lately, and while I’m not usually one to jump on a bandwagon, the lure of looking back on the highs of the last year is too irresistible. I reviewed 21 webcomics in 2016, and since I picked each one of them, obviously, I already liked […]

Webcomics Wednesday: THE AUTOMAN’S DAUGHTER

Webcomics Wednesday: THE AUTOMAN’S DAUGHTER

I’ll admit it: I can’t say no to a great pun. While some might consider that a character flaw, this week, my insatiable hunger for wordplay led me straight into the arms of a great webcomic. The Automan’s Daughter (get it?), written by Mike Stamm, drawn by Shadia Amin, and colored by Sarah Stern, takes place in […]

Creepy, But Not Too: THE CREEPY CASE FILES OF MARGO MALOO

Creepy, But Not Too: THE CREEPY CASE FILES OF MARGO MALOO

Lynn: Some kids just don’t like scary or creepy! A physically fearless six-year-old member of our focus group falls into this category; he markedly dislikes scary movies and scary books. So, on a recent visit, I was quite surprised to learn his first choice out of my ever-present book bag was The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo (2016) by Drew […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Marina Julia’s THE HOUSE ON THE CLIFF

Webcomics Wednesday: Marina Julia’s THE HOUSE ON THE CLIFF

In this week’s installment of Webcomics Wednesday, we’re taking to the sea! Marina Julia’s supernatural tale, The House on the Cliff, takes place in a picturesque oceanside town, sharply divided by the actions of one woman. Long ago, a witch emerged from the waves, bringing along her ample powers, as well as a team of […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Britt Sabo’s ALL NIGHT

Webcomics Wednesday: Britt Sabo’s ALL NIGHT

In this week’s Webcomics Wednesday, we’re taking a short trip to a terrible future. Britt Sabo’s All Night imagines a world that’s come to a halt, leaving one half of the planet permanently in daylight and the other perpetually shrouded in darkness. That darkness allows vicious monsters to emerge, and they’re gradually creeping into the crepuscular […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Ana Critchfield’s Phantasmagoria

Webcomics Wednesday: Ana Critchfield’s Phantasmagoria

It’s October, and I’m deep in the midst of watching 31 horror films in 31 days. I have horror on the brain, so naturally, only a spooky webcomic will do. Ana Critchfield’s Phantasmagoria, with its scritchy-scratchy artwork, eerie atmosphere, and hints of terrible secrets, fits the bill perfectly. (Be forewarned: There are scary images ahead.) The […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Severin Piehl’s TOVE

Webcomics Wednesday: Severin Piehl’s TOVE

Get ready for some madcap capers and manic cartoon action—this week’s Webcomics Wednesday has aliens, black holes, a quest to defeat evil, a giant dog, and some pitch-perfect sibling rivalry. Severin Piehl’s Tove opens on the titular middle-schooler and her annoying little brother, Dag, as they discover the ruins of a wrecked spaceship while exploring in the woods with their dump […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Tillie Walden’s Sweet and Unknown (plus some more!)

Webcomics Wednesday: Tillie Walden’s Sweet and Unknown (plus some more!)

This week’s Webcomics Wednesday is a bit of a departure from my usual routine. I often cover plot-driven, long-form stories that unfold over months or years, but there’s a whole world of beautiful short-form comics out there, and today I’m showcasing a particularly great one. Tillie Walden’s “Sweet and Unknown” is a poetic, moving meditation on longing […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Jamal Campbell’s The Immortal Nadia Greene

Webcomics Wednesday: Jamal Campbell’s The Immortal Nadia Greene

Normally, when I start a Webcomics Wednesday post, I focus on the plot first and get to the artwork somewhere in the middle. But when it comes to Jamal Campbell’s The Immortal Nadia Greene, the art—which is immediately what drew me in—deserves top billing. (Not that I’m ignoring the story or anything; we’ll get there, I promise). Campbell’s […]

Middle-Grade Graphic Novel Round-Up

Middle-Grade Graphic Novel Round-Up

Cindy and Lynn: It’s a great year for middle-grade and middle school graphic novels, whether they are sequels to popular series or something brand new. Here are two we’ve read recently and a short list of others that should also be on your radar…and your back-to-school order lists.   The Nameless City, by Faith Erin Hicks, […]