A Kickstarter Worth Supporting, Particularly for Medical Memoir Readers

Tyler Page is tackling a fascinating subject in Raised on Ritalin: A Personal Story of ADHD, Medication, and Modern Psychiatry, a graphic memoir that will also be of interest to those who enjoy comics about medical topics. In addition to his own experiences being on drugs for ADD for much of his life, Tyler promises to tell “the story of ADD/ADHD itself — the origins and development of the diagnosis and its treatments including drugs like Ritalin and Adderall, as […]

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Vixen Coming to Legends of Tomorrow

Via CBR, here’s a link to some DC TV news: Vixen, the animal-powered superhero, will be joining DC’s Legends of Tomorrow in its next season. The character has previously appeared on an episode of the fourth season of Arrow as well as having her own short animated web series (which has a second season coming). The problem here is casting. The cartoon was voiced by Megalyn Echikunwoke, who also played the live-action version, as shown here in a promo art […]

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Written Off: A Mysterious Detective Mystery

I enjoyed E.J. Copperman’s Asperger’s mystery The Question of the Missing Head so much that when I found out he was launching a new series, this time starring a female author, I jumped at the chance to read it. And I was not disappointed. Written Off features Rachel Goldman, a mid-list mystery writer who’s in revisions on her fifth book. Her series character is Duffy Madison, a Holmesian police consultant who is scarily skilled at finding missing people. He’s direct, […]

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Kate Beaton Announces Two New Books

In an appreciation post to her readers, Kate Beaton has announced that she will be releasing a second picture book from Scholastic. The Princess and the Pony was her first, out last year about this time, while King Baby will be released in September. Here’s the publisher description: All hail King Baby! He greets his adoring public with giggles and wiggles and coos, posing for photos and allowing hugs and kisses. But this royal ruler also has many demands, and […]

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The Baker Street Peculiars Gives Full Art Credit

Out today is the fourth and final issue of The Baker Street Peculiars by Roger Langridge and Andy Hirsch. It turned out to be much more a “group of kids save the day from fantastic monsters” than the classic mystery its name might suggest, but there were still some bits of Sherlock Holmes involved (although fans will quibble with the portrait of the Great Detective as being wrong). I was particularly taken, though, with the required denouement, when Martha Hudson […]

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Benjamin Bear in Brain Storms!

Benjamin Bear in Brain Storms! is the third in the clever series by Philippe Coudray, after Fuzzy Thinking and Bright Ideas!. The volumes collect a series of one-page comics in which Benjamin demonstrates his imagination, surrounded by his woodland friends. They’re highly enjoyable reads, with plenty of potential for discussion with younger readers about what they see and what they expected to happen. They spur creative thinking and a sense of joy at how amazing the world can be. They’re […]

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The Ancestor of Lying Cat

Do you know Lying Cat? She’s a fan favorite character in Saga, the science fiction comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, as shown here. My friend Leah has been reading the Joss Whedon/John Cassaday run on Astonishing X-Men, and she found the following panel of the cat-like Beast in issue #24, which was published in 2008 — four years before Saga and Lying Cat debuted in 2012. Of course, it’s a coincidence, but I thought some of you […]

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Retro-Serialization: A Preview and Brief Interview With Strange Attractors’ Charles Soule

Out this week was the first issue of Strange Attractors, a five-issue miniseries from Boom! Studios written by Charles Soule and illustrated by Greg Scott. It’s the story of a chaos mathematician trying to prevent the destruction of New York City. The interesting thing, I thought, about this project was that the entire story was previously published as a graphic novel three years ago. I was curious as to why a previously complete project would be broken down into serialized […]

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