Posts Tagged ‘Graphic Novel’


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Best known for his co-creation of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra with Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko will be bringing us a new and original graphic novel entitled Threadworlds.

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photo courtesy of Top Shelf Productions

photo courtesy of Top Shelf Productions

You know they say that each snowflake is completely unique, no two the same? Every life, all of fate’s permutations considered, would be too, wouldn’t it? Yet we seem to reject, suppress, and fear exceptionality, in ourselves and in others. It’s easier to blend. There’s safety in anonymity

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Howl!

Posted: December 17, 2014 by Kristilyn Waite in Art
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How would you illustrate Howl? Allen Ginsberg’s legendary 1956 poetic ode to humanity, seminal in content and controversy, is written so excitably, teeming with vivid imagery, so simultaneously horrific and beautiful… where would you begin? Ginsberg enlisted Eric Drooker, a New York City street artist whose work he had been collecting for over a decade. Kindred in proletariat spirit, and experience, the two would collaborate on various projects. For Illuminated Poems, Drooker illustrated a collection of Ginsberg’s writings, including Howl. Howl: A Graphic Novel, published in 2010 by Harper Perennial, features another take on that endeavor, Drooker’s animation art created for the 2010 motion picture.

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photo courtesy of First Second Books

photo courtesy of First Second Books

Every once in a while you’ll read a story that seems to keep converging on itself. In the best possible way. The words are like impressionistic brushstrokes and they come to inform this very rich, and often very beautiful picture. Danica Novgorodoff’s The Undertaking of Lily Chen is one of those books. “The story begins where a young life ends,” the life of Wei Li. Ancient Chinese tradition – and his parents – insist that Wei’s brother, Deshi, must find a young bride to accompany him in eternal sleep. Grieving aside, Deshi’s task is not a simple one. In modern China, demand for corpse brides is high. A journey awaits.

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Chro Noz, the time travel drug. Just pop a capsule, take aim, and the next thing you know, you’re there – wherever, nay, whenever you’ve aimed – within the parameters of your own existence, of course. Addictive as all get out. It’s becoming a problem in Interesting Drug, Shaun Manning’s new graphic novel from BOOM! imprint Archaia.

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“How does one man stand a chance against four billion assholes?” This is the central question of Daniel Clowes’ The Death Ray. And if this question hits home, you’re going to like Andy, the absurdest of superheroes. (more…)

 

 

 

 

Cover for Issue 1 of Archeologists of Shadows

Cover for Issue 1 of Archeologists of Shadows

Wanna read a comic about humans trying to escape a robot infested dystopia while trying to keep all of their limbs intact? Yeah, writer Lara Fuentes and artist Patricio Clarey thought you might…

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