The back cover of Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos and Me describes several things about the graphic novel. It’s a look into precious childhood memories, religion, pop culture, adolescence, social class, and politics. It seems like a huge list of topics to cover in 131 pages—and it is. It feels overstuffed just as a child on … Continue reading Bittersweet dichotomy of Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos and Me
It seems protests are being held almost daily and the world feels—almost—hopeless as people express their hatred for one another. In such turbulent times, a positive story about overcoming challenges—despite the politics standing in the way—is needed, and Dreams in Thin Air provides that. Dreams in Thin Air, written by Michael M. Nybrandt and illustrated … Continue reading Nybrandt touches past experiences
The cover of The Abominable Mr. Seabrook looks like the beginning of a horror story—a single man between two bottles of booze, a horrified expression crossing his face as he looks up. So begins the tale of famed journalist William Seabrook (1884-1945), the writer who popularized the term “zombie”. The memoir was written by Joe … Continue reading Sympathy for the Cannibal
Let’s admit it—every time a new update for any Apple product pops up on a screen, most people scroll through the dozens of paragraphs to the bottom, and check the damn box. Rarely does anyone read the entire document. Then, a nagging anxiety wells up. What did we really agree to? Did we just fork … Continue reading Robert Sikoryak pokes fun at Apple with quirky and humorous juxtapositions
An African-American woman wearing a white, short-sleeved dress, winking at the reader and toting a handgun, is quite the opening for Peter Bagge’s newest offering. And the title practically screams off the page— Fire!! The book documents the life of writer and trailblazer, Zora Neale Hurston, who lived in the first half of the 20th … Continue reading Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story presents a big personality with a classic comic feel
A monthly round-up of the various pop culture events happening throughout the Edmonton area. September at the Metro Throughout September Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre September means colder weather and warm drinks. Which is great because the Metro Cinema is located beside Transcend Coffee, La Poutine and several other warm places to grab fall-related … Continue reading September’s YEG POPNOW!
I love Batman. I thought he was the coolest hero around along side Spider-man. I watched the original Batman: the Animated Series and would rush home to catch the latest episode. This routine continued through Batman Beyond and the various Batman animated/live-action/comic/video game stories that have come out since. Rarely ever did my interactions with … Continue reading Why You Should Read “Detective Comics”