Thornhill

Author and artist: Pam Smy Type: Fiction, comics Published: 2017 I read it: September 2018 Almost the entire vibe of Thornhill can be experienced by its cover—who is this figure in the window? The derelict historical building occupies an overgrown lot in the present day, and Ella, a curious and solitary girl, has moved into…

Home Time: Under the River

Author and artist: Campbell Whyte Type: Fiction, comic Part of series: Home Time (#1) Published: 2017 I read it: September 2018 The first thing anyone notices about Home Time is the artwork. Campbell Whyte’s talent is undeniable, and it’s because he’s so good that he gets a pass for what could come off as gimmicky:…

The Autumnlands, Volume Two: Woodland Creatures

Author: Kurt Busiek Artist: Benjamin Dewey Type: Fiction, comic Collects issues: 7-14 Published: 2017 I read it: August 2018 Learoyd and Dusty set out on their own road trip journey in this next collection of Autumnlands. The story is streamlined, now that we don’t have a huge cast of characters to discuss plans and do…

Nimona

Author and artist: Noelle Stevenson Type: Fiction, comic Published: 2015 I read it: June 2018 At the end of my review for Baba Yaga’s Assistant, I longed for a “morally questionable person who falls in with the devious” villain, as well as an assistant with “a mean streak.” Lucky me, the next comic up on…

Baba Yaga’s Assistant

Author: Marika McCoola Artist: Emily Carroll Type: Fiction, comic Published: 2015 I read it: June 2018 Baba Yaga is a monster who could use more exposure. Among the generic categories, such as vampire, werewolf, mummy, and ghost, “witch” definitely has a spot. But there aren’t many named witches. The ones I call to mind fastest are…

Saga, Volume Six

Author: Brian K.  Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Type: Fiction, comic Collects issues: 31-36 Published: 2016 I read it: June 2018 Alana and Marko are still separated from baby Hazel, who is no longer a baby. I don’t recall if a short time jump had already occurred at the end of Volume Five, but now Hazel…

Baby Monkey, Private Eye

Authors: Brian Selznick and David Serlin Artist: Brian Selznick Type: Fiction, comic Published: 2018 I read it: March 2018 I received a copy of this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway. While letting this blog evolve, I’ve wondered how young of a reading age I should review for. I read and review a lot…