Shakespeare Gets Mobbed Up In FAMILY TIES

August 22, 2014 by  
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If there’s any doubt to the continuing influence and power of Shakespeare’s work, the Alaskan crime story would do little to sway that argument.  In Eric Hobbs and Noel Tuazon’s Family Ties, King Lear is reimagined against the backdrop of a crime family dealing with the patriarch’s onset dementia. Here’s what the critics are saying: […]

Rick Geary’s MADISON SQUARE TRAGEDY Has Critics Smiling

August 18, 2014 by  
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Nominated as a 2014 Great Graphic Novel for Teens from The Young Adult Library Services Association of the ALA “I really enjoy Rick Geary’s non-fiction comics about true crimes. His 2013 effort is the story of how architect Stanford White was shot in the face. Geary illustrates his books with maps, house cutaways, evidence shots, […]

True story

August 16, 2014 by  
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This happened today.

Bed Bugs

August 14, 2014 by  
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NBM in October: Street View, a beautiful accordion book.

August 8, 2014 by  
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Something unusual for October, a book you can fold-out all the way with a street scene, one side evolving by day, one by night. A visual treat! STREET VIEW Pascal Rabaté A visually incomparable treat and a brilliant homage to Hitchcock’s Rear Window, this unusual accordion book opens in two directions. One, a series of ten […]

The Foundation of Political Thought

August 2, 2014 by  
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The second part of our Oxford Experience, the deliciously enjoyable Summer school in Christ Church, Oxford’s biggest college, was devoted to the course The Foundation of Political Thought, by Dr. James Panton, who looks like a Scottish motorbike-riding construction worker and talks like Socrates. It was an intense, fast-paced course in which we consecutively looked […]

A Week in the Life…

July 26, 2014 by  
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Last week, Yiri and I attended The Oxford Experience again – a Summer course in Christ Church, Oxford. For five days, we were immersed in an analysis of The Beatles, their music, lyrics and cultural significance. This course was taught by dr. Rikky Rooksby, a true Renaissance Man, who is both schooled as a lecturer on […]

JIM BENTON at SDCC!

July 25, 2014 by  
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Jim signs a copy of Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats. at Booth 1714 for a fan.

The Fashion Writer

July 18, 2014 by  
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Dutch History part 3

July 18, 2014 by  
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School’s out, but I’m continuing my history lessons to you folks: here’s the next scene in the thrilling life of William I, Holland’s first king. In a previous post, we saw him fleeing to England; now we take a look at his military career: This panel and nine others are still on tour throughout The […]