Graphic Novel Review: The Walking Dead, Volume One: Days Gone Bye

On March 3, 2014, in Cathy Russell, Comic Books, by Catherine Russell

As someone relatively new to comics and graphic novels, as well as a fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead television series, I was anxious to read the original comics that inspired the show. I readily admit that I’ve never been a huge fan of comics. I loved the illustrations, I loved the stories, but the […]

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J. H. Williams: Batwoman + Wonder Woman

On October 19, 2012, in Art Nerd, Comic Books, Galen Dara, by Galen Dara

So… This is happening: In the previous issue of Batwoman, Kate Kane comes to realize she’s in over her head and must enlist the help of someone who really knows how to handle Greek gods and monsters. In Batwoman issue 13 she will team up with the Princess of the Amazons herself. Artist J.H. Williams, […]

Comics Review: Saga and Captain Marvel

On September 20, 2012, in Art Nerd, Comic Books, Galen Dara, by Galen Dara

Admission: I’ve never bought weeklies at a comic store before. (Was always intimidated about plunging into the middle of a story line and getting lost in some crossover.) But when I heard about two new and intriguing comic series coming out I jumped at the chance to get in on the action from the beginning. […]

not nanowrimo

On November 28, 2011, in Art Nerd, Comic Books, Galen Dara, by Galen Dara

I love writers.  Writers are my friends.  Many of my writer friends are doing NaNoWriMo this month. (John Anealio wrote a lovely soundtrack for them). I was feeling a bit left out until I discovered that there are some nifty art/comic alternatives for us visually oriented folks. 

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24 Hour Comic Day

On September 28, 2011, in Art Nerd, Comic Books, Galen Dara, by Galen Dara

An invitation to the 8th annual 24 Hour Comic Day: This Saturday, October 1. The dare: To complete a 24 page comic book in 24 continuous hours. Back in 1990 comic artist Scott McCloud thought of a creative exercise to improve his drawing speed. He decided to challenge himself (and fellow comic artist Steve Bissette) […]

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This lady Likes Spandex

On August 24, 2011, in Art Nerd, Comic Books, Galen Dara, by Galen Dara

I’ve been interested in DC’s recent response to criticism that their New 52 relaunch reduced their number of female creators from %12 to %1.   (Er… well, it’s complicated.)  As a woman who enjoys comics and has aspirations in the field myself, I feel I have a bit of skin (hehe) in the game.  So […]

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Sunday Comic Picks

On April 24, 2011, in Comic Books, Kate Sherrod, by Kate Sherrod

Week of Sunday, April 17 Feeding Ground #4 Created by Swifty Lang, Michael Lapinski and Chris Mangun Written by Swifty Lang Illustration and Covers by Michael Lapinski Reviewed by Kate Sherrod Somewhere in the supply chain between Lang & Lapinski and my quivering little hands, things got funky, so I had a long, long wait […]

Sunday Comic Picks

On April 17, 2011, in Comic Books, by Kate Sherrod

iZombie #12 Writer: Chris Roberson Pencils: Gilbert Hernandez Colors: Laura Allred Letters: Todd Klein Publisher Vertigo It’s a good week when I feel challenged to choose my favorite single issue out of that week’s comics haul. This is such a week; I read through my modest (but excellent) pile this morning and spent most of […]

Cream of My Comics Crop – January

On January 17, 2011, in Comic Books, by Kate Sherrod

My pick for December/January is really no contest. For delighting my eyes and my jones for an intricate and intriguing story well-begun, Infinite Vacation #1 is the Cream of My Comics Crop this month.


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