graphic novel

Cover of Flight Vol. 6

Flight Vol. 6

Edited by Kazu Kibuishi
Rated by
Megan K.
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019

The sixth anthology of short graphic novels, Flight Vol. 6 was a beautiful read. I found out about the series from a coworker who is well-versed in the graphic novel genre. Since all the books are anthologies, I did not feel the need to read the series in order. Furthermore, the sixth book was the only one available at my location, so it made my choice easy! For someone that has trouble reading graphic novels, this collection of short stories was perfect.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Every January, new reading challenges float around the bookish realm of the internet.

Sunday, Jun 24, 2018

In her immigrant's memoir told in graphic novel form, Thi Bui explores the saga of her family's escape from Vietnam in the 1970's to the United States.

Meet the Author: Scott Novosel

Scott Novosel
Rated by
Helen H.
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016

March 5th, 1995 marks an important date for Scott Novosel. As a college senior, he achieved his life-long dream and played his first game as a walk-on for the Kansas Jayhawks. In a article, Novosel “says he has been trying to turn his life into an inspirational story for kids since that day . . .”

Book cover

Out on the wire

Jessica Abel
Rated by
Chris K.
Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016

Writers of fiction generally look to other writers of fiction for advice and inspiration. Memoirists to other memoirists. Poets to poets. It just makes sense, that to learn your craft better you seek someone who has mastered it.

But there are times when mastery advice transfers. When it's not so much about form as the basic ability to convey ideas and relate feelings, regardless the style or medium. On a certain level, all of it is about becoming a master storyteller.

Members of the Avengers Academy in black and white

Avengers Arena: Kill or Die

Dennis Hopeless
Rated by
Bethany T.
Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014

Sixteen teenagers are brought to an arena to fight to the death...sound familiar? Well, you haven't seen it like this before. In Avengers Arena: Kill or Die, local author Dennis Hopeless puts a superhero spin on this twenty-first century trope, pitting a group of young superheroes-in-training against one another. The puppet master in Kill or Die is a supervillain named Arcade, who apparently favors overly elaborate ways to kill his victims, but has perfected an environment designed to coerce these teens into killing one another.

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013

Do you love comic books? Do your kids like to read “Graphic Novels”? This guide will help with understanding what different kinds of comic books there are for all readers. The first chapter explains how to use the book. The chapters are divided into Grade levels; pre-k to 1, Grade 2-3, Grade 4-5 and Grade 6-8.

Monday, Sep 24, 2012

DC Comics made a controversial move last year by ending all of their comics, rebooting the popular (but increasingly crowded and convoluted) DC universe, and starting their titles over at #1. Although their sales have been good, many long-time fans—including me—complained and chastised DC for doing this.

Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba

Rated by
Rachel C.
Tuesday, Jul 3, 2012

Light Yagami is a bright young man, so when he finds the notebook of a death god that will kill anyone whose name is written in it, he’s understandably skeptical. It doesn’t take much experimentation to find out that it does exactly what it claims, and it takes even less time for Light to decide that he’s going to clean up the world by killing all the criminals.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Indian Country, a graphic novel, is written and drawn in the hard boiled tradition. Everything is dark. Relationships are difficult. Violence is an everyday occurrence. Dashiell Bad Horse has returned to the reservation after being away for years. He is hired by the local Indian reservation police but he is actually undercover for the FBI. There are competing interests at stake, which Bad Horse must balance. Bad Horse has history with many of the people. No one is happy.