Author Spotlight: Rick Geary

by Liz K. (SnoIsleLib_LizK) A few weeks ago, I came across Rick Geary’s new graphic novel, The Black Dahlia. As a long-time a lover of all things pulp and mid-century, the art work on the cover immediately drew me in. The mystery surrounding the murder of young starlet Elizabeth Stanton has captivated authors and filmmakers […]

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Comic Artists and Authors that Hit the Big Time

by Kaley ​Finding zines and webcomics from little known makers is a past time of mine. It’s probably my favorite part of exploring Comic Cons. It’s inspiring to watch a creator start as an unknown artist posting their doodles on tumblr or Instagram rise to a published author. So here is a post celebrating those artists who stuck it […]

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Animals in Graphic Novels

by Lindsey Recently I devoured the graphic novel series Love by Frédéric Brrémaud and Federico Bertolucci. Each book tells a story entirely without narration or dialogue. The stunning illustrations speak for themselves, telling complete tales as they follow animals – including a tiger, a fox, a lion, and a dinosaur – through their lives. Reading one […]

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Gruesome Graphic Novels

by Emily Z. March has put me in the mood for something sinister. Think about it: The theaters have at least one horror film in rotation each week because this is their time to shine before the summer blockbusters come. The sky is being very uncooperative and gray. Oh and the Crypticon horror convention is […]

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Movie and Graphic Novel Pairings

by Grant Comic book movies were everywhere again this year. Apparently, the public demand for superhero films isn’t waning yet. In addition to all of the flying, swinging, jumping, and shooting costumed heroes, Hollywood has mined graphic novels for even more films. There are adaptations of shirtless men (300), very long trains (Snowpiercer),  masked men […]

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Awards Round-up: December 2016

by Jocelyn Welcome to the December Awards Round-up! We are covering two different awards this month. The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize The “First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel published between January 1st and December 31st of the award year. The author of the winning book is awarded $10,000 and […]

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16 in ’16: Read a New Book

by Jocelyn Congratulations! You’ve made it to the final challenge in the Reading Resolutions: 16 in ’16 contest. For the next three weeks, we challenge you to read…a book published in 2016 (also known as a “New” book). With about 300,000 books published in the United States every year, that gives you A LOT of […]

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16 in ’16: Read a Funny Book Feedback

by Marina Well, we’re halfway through our funny book theme (and we only have TWO themes left of this whole challenge!!!) and that means it’s time for a feedback post. Where I share some of the books other participants have submitted to entice you to read even more! And if none of the selections below […]

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Films on the Color Wheel

by Grant   Titles of film can be informative (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), evocative (Blade Runner), or sometimes just odd (The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing).  It is interesting how films are named, often the title is kept from the source material, while other times it is drastically changed (the graphic novel All you need […]

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Awards Round-up: July 2016

by Michelle C. Welcome to the July Awards Round-up! There was a nice mash-up of categories this month with a great selection of titles. We will start with the Longlist for the Man Booker Prize. The Man Booker Prize is awarded to a novel written in English and published in the UK. The winner will […]

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