Pink Think by Lynn Peril

A couple years ago, I went to a Q&A with a cartoonist who recalled a time he tried to rid himself of pubic lice with Lysol. He took a shower, poured on undiluted Lysol, then had to take a second shower minutes later in order to alleviate the burning. Listening to this made me laugh […]

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 […]

The Wolf by Tom Neely

One of the first things I picked up at Stumptown: After hearing nothing but good things, I finally checked out some of Tom Neely’s work. The Wolf is officially described as a “painted novel” and “simple love story,” which is the perfect way of putting it. Essentially, it’s a wordless story about a couple in […]

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 […]

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec Vol. 1

“Pterror Over Paris and The Eiffel Tower Demon” by Jacques Tardi French heroine, Adèle Blanc-Sec uncovers a series of wacky mysteries in pre-World War I Paris. Psst: My boyfriend/book model is so cute! Some people read books for characters they can relate to. Not me. I like Adèle Blanc-Sec (in part) because I cannot relate […]