Reviews : Illustrated

'Snackies' by Nick Sumida

If a snack is a tasty little bite of fun food between meals, a snackie must be an even tinier, more fun-filled nibble of something good. And that’s exactly what Nick Sumida serves up in his collection of mini-comics… read more

'Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir' by Liz Prince

At the beginning of Liz Prince’s memoir she describes the problematic situation she faced as a kid: According to the schoolyard…boys are: “snips and snails and puppy dog tails,’” while girls are: “sugar and spice and everything nice.” It’s a decrepit old nursery rhyme, but somehow the attitude still prevails. Girls are expected to be… read more

'If This Be Sin' by Hazel Newlevant

“I love comics about musicians, especially behind-the-scenes bios about their life and creative processes. So for me, Hazel Newlevant’s comic If This Be Sin, which features three music related stories, was like getting triple scoops of my favorite flavor.”… read more

'Fearful Hunter' by Jon Macy

“[….] this is a young adult romance, only it’s about a Druid and werewolf that fall in love, and includes gods, magic, shape-shifters, rednecks, and punks. There’s sex, but it leans towards erotic and romantic rather than explicit or hard-core.”… read more

'Memory Palaces' by Edie Fake

“[Fake] asks us not only to honor and remember our queer history, but to use it as inspiration for constructing queer spaces in the present.”… read more

'A Map of Everything' by Elizabeth Earley

Elizabeth Earley’s novel, A Map of Everything, which contains supplemental illustrations by artist Christa Donner, explores the aftermath of a tragedy and its effects on a family…. read more