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.

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