Alex Carr
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In third grade, Alex Carr’s homeroom teacher wrote “See me, please” in red ink on his fiction writing assignment and held him after class to discuss his story involving an evil ice cream flavor with its own appetite—for flesh! On that day, Alex joined the not-so-secret society of readers, writers, and artists who are unafraid of what their third grade teachers think. (No offense intended, Mrs. Thornton. )

Recent posts by Alex


Graphic Novel Friday: Summer Reads, Not What They Seem

There’s no easy way to say this: I was sick while on my summer vacation, and I liked it. During my annul trip into the Canadian wilderness, I spent my time reading in bed instead of fighting ticks, mosquitoes, and my own inability to properly fish. Thankfully, three great graphic...

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Hot Dog Taste Test

Graphic Novel Friday: Hot Dog Taste Test

Hot Dog Taste Test by Lisa Hanawalt is a book to take home, understanding that everyone will read it before you and laugh at all the funny parts, teasing, “O.K., but you have to look at this page for one sec.” Hanawalt is an award-winning illustrator and writer--she won the...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Darwyn Cooke (1962-2016)

This month, the comics industry and fans grapple with the loss of writer, artist, and animator Darwyn Cooke, a singular talent who passed away at the age of 53. Mr. Cooke’s works, the bulk of which were produced for DC Comics, showcase heroes and villains untouched by the cynicism plaguing...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Star Wars...While We Wait

Search your feelings; you know it to be true: the wait for Star Wars: Episode VIII will be a long one. After the fun of The Force Awakens, it’s nice to finally anticipate a Star Wars film—but December 2017? Sure, the Blu-ray release of Episode VII is forthcoming, and yes,...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Welcome to 2016, True Believers

Just when you thought it was safe to tackle that stack of reading material by your bedside table, along comes another year promising great books ahead. To help mark your calendar and budget your paycheck, here are a few must-read selections from 2016’s already stuffed schedule of comics and graphic...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Gail Simone and the New Horror

In Clean Room, a new psychological horror series from comics imprint Vertigo, writer Gail Simone and artist Jon Davis-Hunt explore the depths of the human psyche—and what happens when such depths are ruled by a master manipulator. The series begins when a journalist, Chloe, takes interest in self-help guru Astrid...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Nerd-ing Out with the Survivors' Club Writers

This fall, DC Comics' Vertigo imprint launched 12 new comics series, and one such title is Survivors' Club [available digitally via comiXology and Kindle] by writers Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen and artist Ryan Kelly. At first glance, it's a horror series about six characters drawn to one another under mysterious...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Winter Spooktacular

Here at GNF, every day is Halloween. While October may have come and gone like a bump in the night, there are plenty of spooky reads ahead in 2015 to scare away the visions of sugarplums and holiday cheer. What follows below are a few upcoming highlights for readers who...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Q&A with Neil Gaiman (with an Exclusive Overture Page!)

A great story takes time, and Neil Gaiman’s Sandman fans have been waiting a long time to find out the answer to one of the biggest questions in this universe: what led to the imprisonment of Dream? Now, almost 27 years after Sandman #1 published in 1988, Neil Gaiman and...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Star Wars: The Nostalgia Awakens

This week, the question Star Wars fans asked was not “Have you seen the new Episode VII trailer,” but “How many times have you seen the Episode VII trailer?” (In my case, five—limiting it to one per day.) Before the new film releases December 18, we will no doubt be...

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