Shelf Life: January

Matilda Cackle photobomb! Sunny, Vol. 1 by Taiyo Matsumoto: Jason warned, ‘get yer hanky ready!’ and oof- there are definitely some heartbreaking moments. ‘Sunny’ is a broken-down car/playhouse in the yard of a Japanese orphanage. For every first crush, runny nose, and action movie fantasy, there’s something terrible that made me go, ‘Eff this terrible […]

Deep South by Sally Mann

“Flannery O’Connor said the South is Christ-haunted, but I say it’s death-haunted. The pictures I took on those awestruck, heartbreaking trips down south were pegged to the familiar corner posts of my conscious being: memory, loss, time, and love.” Deep South caught my co-worker’s eye when it came in through library returns. She recommended it […]

Book Log, 4

Ooof. I planned to keep a record of every book I read but I’m so far behind now, I’ll just quickly catch up with a few that I liked best. The Little Friend by Donna Tartt This was my first time reading Donna Tartt and, good grief, I’m glad I finally did. The Little Friend […]

Book Log, 3

Looks like I’ll be lingering in 2013 just a bit to jot down a few last book notes. Here are a few of my favorite reads of the year as well as a lazy list of all the other awesome titles I enjoyed. Blue Pills by Frederik Peeters: A fantastic graphic novel memoir about a […]

Book Log, 2

These are the comics I enjoyed reading early on in the year (figured I should bust out more book logs before the year is completely over). I feel a little guilty for not getting into many new titles but nothing’s jumped out as something I needed to pick up right away. Also, my reading speed […]

Fantagraphics on Kickstarter

Just in case you haven’t seen the Fantagraphics Kickstarter but want to help with a season of awesome comic books, here’s the link! There are some very cool funding options to pre-order upcoming titles or snap up all sorts of sweet cartoonist prints/paintings/mix tapes/tattoos. The smaller items I’m helping with (custom chucks) are gone but […]

Book Log, 1

I rarely strike up conversation with strangers (shyness) but sometimes I HAVE to compliment bus riders on their reading choices. Kawaii gal with Lost Girls wide open like it ain’t no thang; handsome guy just cracking into Norwegian Wood– his first Murakami novel which was also my first; hip yoga woman with the latest Zadie […]