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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Weekend Reads

Spent Sunday evening curled up with the cat and a small stack of minis. Most were picked up at Stumptown Comics Fest but a couple were before that. 1. Neely Covers Comics to Give You the Creeps! by Tom Neely- What a treat! I’m so happy these covers are collected in this perfect book. I […]

Batman and the Outsiders

Ok, I know it’s not that funny (especially if you aren’t a giant nerd), but this made me laugh til I cried. I love it! “Get the punk princess! She looks harmless!” “I’m not into punk, gentleman… Punk is dead… I’m New-Wave!”

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

“…After Leonard (like every guy) had immediately fallen asleep, leaving her to lie awake stroking his head and vaguely hoping she didn’t get a urinary tract infection, Madeleine asked herself if the fact that she’d just spent the whole night worrying wasn’t, in fact, a surefire sign that she was falling in love.” Nervously, saying […]

My 2011 Reads

This has been one of those rare years where I enjoyed almost every book I read. Here are a few favorites with the shortest summaries I could manage. ♥ Top Three Novels ♥ 1. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami: For some crazy reason, I’d never read Murakami before this year. After finishing a collection of […]