Starting May 1, 2020, hoopla offers an online Graphic Novel Book Club, including a detailed discussion guide. Hoopla’s digital collection is available instantly with no holds and no waiting, including their new Graphic Novel Book Club Spotlight Selection, giving readers … Continue reading Hoopla Graphic Novel Club Starts Today!
A few years ago, graphic designer and illustrator Maria Stoian was busy working on a short comic called The Elephant in the Room, which she describes as: “[…] a fictional story exploring how the trauma of sexual assault might affect … Continue reading TAKE IT AS A COMPLIMENT
There’s a small, sweet, sad and funny graphic novel that I read last fall, and now’s the right time to tell you about it. The arrival of the new year has made me pensive. It’s Mooncop, published in 2016, and it’s just the loveliest, most endearing book I’ve read in quite a while. It’s the creation of Tom Gauld, the caricaturist and illustrator whose distinctive line drawings you may have seen in The Guardian. Gauld’s book is an intimate tale set in a nostalgic future. Humans have built a colony on the Moon: a rather modest little colony that, as … Continue reading MOONCOP
Upon entering the library, it’s always a good idea to scour the New Arrivals display. That’s where I found Arcadia, the brand new comic book series written by Alex Paknadel and illustrated by Eric Scott Pfeiffer. The edition I … Continue reading ARCADIA: A New Comic Book Series
I sat down to read Jeff Lemire’s multiple prize-winning graphic novel, Essex County, earlier this week, at long last. It’s odd that I waited this long because it came so highly recommended. First, there was my son, a … Continue reading JEFF LEMIRE’S ESSEX COUNTY: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL AS MASTERWORK