Bittersweet dichotomy of Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos and Me

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 →


Nybrandt touches past experiences

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 →

Sympathy for the Cannibal

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 →

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