01 February 2013

1 February 2013 - Back from the dead (in a sense)

Well, much like a bad penny I keep showing up unexpectedly. Took a bit of time off to sort through issues ranging from the digital to the personal, and I've come out the other side, battered and bruised, but much happier and stronger than before. I'm making some changes to the GNReader (cosmetic to come later), but the main one is that I'm going to be slowing down the post frequency for the time being - On the first of the month, I'll be posting a new update to coincide with my self-imposed challenge: in 2013, I'm going to read 1000 graphic novels. As of this posting (1 February 2013), I am at 84 books. So, what I'm planning on doing is highlighting certain books from the previous month, discussing plans for the next month, and other tidbits of information. As I'm still trying to work out the bugs between this computer and blogger (Live Writer doesn't want to cooperate with this outdated technology), I'll have to hold off on some of the reviews until I get some newer tech. In the meantime, if you want to follow my progress, you can check it out here. As for this month, since it's February, and February starts with an 'F', I'm going to read all of Bill Willingham's Fables series, including the spin-offs Jack of Fables and Fairest, as well as 1,001 Nights of Snowfall and Wolves of the Heartland. If there's any titles you feel I need to read, or you would like to discuss something I've read, please do not hesitate. I can be reached via Twitter, Facebook, this blog, or if all else fails, hit my email. lankylurkr@gmail.com

11 September 2012

11 September 2012–No Review this week, just news


So, I’ve been crazy busy the past couple of days, and haven’t been able to review anything properly. However, I’m not leaving you empty-handed.

First off, 11 years ago, the face of America was changed forever when the twin towers were hit by terrorists. I like to think that we’re stronger as a nation and many signs point towards that. Stay strong America!

Heads up folks! My Favorite Martian Monkey is coming down to the deadline! we have five (Count ‘Em –5!) days to go until it closes and Steve can start the hard, arduous process of actually printing everything out. He’s got a killer stretch goal (Below):

If he hits $6,000 before the kickstarter closes, he will send out this exclusive poster, illustrated by 20 other artist friends of his! The great part is, at the time of this writing, he’s only $850 away from hitting that goal! If you haven’t contributed yet, please do so, it’s an awesome book, and well worth it! (Steve, I’m really sorry about squishing the bejezus out of the image)

The Secret of the Stone Frog dropped to stores today. A Fantastical combination of Little Nemo and Alice in Wonderland, it’s a beautiful book (link to review in the title).

The Monkey King Vol. 2 Library Binding dropped yesterday. This is the second book in a 20 book series that retells The Journey to the West, one of the four classic pillars of Chinese Literature. The artwork is absolutely amazing, and you have to check it out.

Jeremy Whitley of Princeless fame is busy working on a collection of Princeless short stories. He announced artists over at his Tumblr site. Go check it out, and if you haven’t read Princeless yet, strike yourself around the head and neck viciously and then go to your local comic book dealer/book store/amazon enabled computer and buy yourself a copy. After the bruises go down, you’ll thank me.

Lot’s of books lined up for upcoming review, including My Boyfriend is a Monster #6: Wrapped Up In You, A graphic novel adaptation of The Little Prince, and a retelling of Dicken’s A Christmas Carol that not only flips the character of Scrooge on its head, but is so visually arresting, it will take your breath away.

On a side note, I am putting together presentations regarding the use of graphic novels in the classroom, as well as book talks of graphic novels for elementary, middle, high schools and colleges. If you’re interested, please contact me and we can discuss specifics.