So much great art and writing to read through
Synopsis Former child queen Elida was driven from her throne at age ten and forced to wander the galaxy, evading the revolutionary forces that wanted her dead. When an old frenemy claims to know the whereabouts of Elida’s long-lost mother, she is forced to return to her former kingdom and stage a rescue. Stats 4 out of 5 stars …
I feel like I’m carrying light in my veins.
Graphic Novel Review of Little Moments of Love
by Catana Chetwynd
“The Sufi saint Rabi’a Al-Adawiyya was seen carrying a firebrand and a jug of water – the firebrand to burn Paradise, the jug of water to drown Hell… So that both veils disappear, and God’s followers worship, not out of hope for reward, nor fear of punishment, but out of love.”― Craig Thompson, Habibi Stats 5 out of 5 stars Hardcover, 672 …
Review of Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe. A crime and journalistic graphic novel noir.
As the German Army smashes deep into Soviet Russia and the defenders of the Motherland retreat in disarray a unique new squadron arrives at a Russian forward airbase. Like all night bomber units they will risk fiery death flying obsolete biplanes against the invader–but unlike the rest these pilots and navigators are women.
About Ulysses, a middle-aged widower, is forced into early retirement from his moving job. At a loss for what to do next, the course of his life is changed by a chance encounter with a fellow lonely soul at, of all places, his son’s OB/GYN office. Mediterranea, who recently lost her mother, runs a cheese shop that she took over …
“Kids always think they’re coming into a story at the beginning, when usually they’re coming in at the end.”
“Think of yourself as dung beetles […] Dung beetles lug their ball of dung around…we all have our own ball of dung to lug around. We’re all dung beetles, in our own way.”