From my previous review of John Allison's work, you'd be 100% correct in thinking I was a bit of a fan. I adored Giant Days as a spinoff from Scary-Go-Round, but Bad Machinery also presented me with an unexpected cast of characters to love, sticking to the slightly spooky-whimsical direction of its parent comic. I loved the team of child detectives, but perhaps my favourite shining star and hero was Lottie Grote - chaos with big hair, a mad genius and the human incarnation of the phrase "hold my beer."
Author: Lucy Knisley (twitter / instagram / website) UK Publisher: First Second Genre: Non-fiction, autobiography, comics Also see: Something New; Kid Gloves Lucy Knisley is one of the great memoirists of the graphic novel format. Following the completion of her pregnancy memoir Kid Gloves (and the birth of her baby), Lucy embarked on a new project: documenting new motherhood … Continue reading REVIEW: Go to Sleep (I Miss You) – Lucy Knisley
Author: Noelle Stevenson (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Memoir, comic, non-fiction From Noelle Stevenson, the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Nimona, comes a captivating, honest illustrated memoir that finds her turning an important corner in her creative journey and inviting readers along for the ride. In a collection of essays and … Continue reading REVIEW: The Fire Never Goes Out – Noelle Stevenson
Author: Lucy Knisley (twitter / instagram / website) UK Publisher: First Second Genre: Non-fiction, autobiography, comics Also see: Something New If you work hard enough, if you want it enough, if you're smart and talented and "good enough," you can do anything. Except get pregnant. Her whole life, Lucy Knisley wanted to be a mother. But when it was … Continue reading REVIEW: Kid Gloves – Lucy Knisley
Authors: Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino, Gene Luen Yang UK Publisher: Dark Horse Genre: Graphic novel, fantasy Every so often in your life, a story will come along which just fits so perfectly with what you need and want that you become wholly absorbed in it. It will become a bubble of relief from stress … Continue reading REVIEW: Avatar, The Last Airbender (#1 – #3) – Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino, Gene Luen Yang
Author: Edward Ross (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Self Made Hero Genre: Comics, Film theory, non-fiction Buy Now: ebook | paperback I love graphic novels, and I love films, so the minute I heard about this book it set off all the alerts my brain in that I had to read it, and do so as soon … Continue reading REVIEW: Filmish – Edward Ross
Author: Lucy Knisley (twitter / instagram / website) UK Publisher: First Second Genre: Non-fiction, autobiography, comics Buy Now: paperback | ebook When I got engaged in 2012, I... didn't take it gracefully. I panicked, and couldn't explain quite why. I tried googling it, and the internet was less than helpful. Apparently engagement anxiety either meant that I was … Continue reading REVIEW: Something New – Lucy Knisley