Comics + Graphic Novels

Bill is Back (Thank You Berkeley Breathed)

I'll admit it, I had given up on ever seeing my beloved Opus, Bill the Cat, or Steve Dallas in new strips again. And then Berkeley Breathed came back, bringing laughter, joy, and two new books.

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Graphic Novel Friday: Finding Funny in the Funny Books

Superheroism is serious business. But it doesn’t have to be, especially recently in the Marvel universe, where jokes and levity abound in these three(ish) new graphic novels.

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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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Ten Kids' Comics That You Need to Read

Maybe you've thought about getting a young reader interested in graphic novels or wanted to check them out yourself but haven't known where to start? I get it. Author and Ambassador Gene Luen Yang is here to help...

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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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And the winner is

And the Winner of the Shakespeare Character Duel Is...

Last week sixteen brave, tough, and sometimes insane Shakespeare characters faced off against each other to determine who would be the ultimate champion. Some battles were lopsided, such as the duel between Richard III and Aaron, in which the killer king took down the murderous plotter from Titus Andronicus in...

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The final four

Shakespeare Character Duel - The Final Four

Our Shakespearean characters battled hard during round two, delivering closely fought duels in which most winners vanquished their opponents by only a few points. At the end of the day, each bracket--the Bracket of Death, the Bracket of Magic, the Bracket of Villains, and the Bracket of Clever Words--presented their...

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Shakespeare Character Duel - Round 2!

Whew! Round one of our 16-character Shakespeare duel saw a few fast knockouts and a number of battles that went down to the final minutes. Below is the new bracket featuring the winners, each duel's results...and your chance to vote in Round 2! UPDATE: The winner for the Shakespeare Character...

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Bloody Pen

Shakespeare Character Duel - Round One Begins!

Four hundred years after Shakespeare's death, his characters live on. It's the rare person who doesn't know about Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, or Othello. And most of us has an inkling about who Lady Macbeth is and can likely quote more Shakespearean lines than we realize we've memorized. The Bard's...

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