Search Results for: Raina Telgemeier

Gray Horses

The point of Hope Larson’s comics is never the destination but the journey. Raina Telgemeier calls them “visual poetry”, just the right description. Gray Horses opens with travel, as French exchange student Noémie reaches her new city, taking the subway from the airport to her rooming house. While she adjusts to her foreign surroundings, she dreams of a girl named Marcy riding a wild talking horse. In the daytime, she makes friends with a neighbor, a girl who’s in her […]

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Must-Read Comic Classics

These essential graphic novels are must-reads for anyone interested in the medium. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to understand what comics can do. This list doesn’t include manga; my recommendations there can be found on my list of suggested manga starting points. You may also want to see my years’ best recommendations: Best of 2005 Best Graphic Novels of 2006 Best Graphic Novels of 2007 Favorite Manga of 2007 Best Manga of 2008 Best Graphic Novels of […]

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Goosebumps Graphix: Slappy’s Tales of Horror

Goosebumps Graphix: Slappy’s Tales of Horror is a repackaging of previous comic stories, now in full color. Graphix has had good luck with their Baby-Sitters Club color reprints, and I imagine that adding color (by Jose Garibaldi) to this volume will similarly bring in new readers. The stories come from Goosebumps maestro R.L Stine, of course. There were three previous comic adaptations, each with three stories adapted from various novels in the series. Only one from each previous collection is […]

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