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Graphic Novels

The Wrenchies Draws a Mad, Mad World

Alice doesn’t live here anymore. It’s a rabbit hole tunnel that plunges Sherwood and Orson into an alternate, dystopian world chock full of evil shadows, magic spheres, and kid gangs, but it’s the dose of existentialism in a dense and infinitely-layered plot that propels. Read More | Comment »

1:30PM Mon. Nov. 10, Jessi Cape

In Real Life: Cory Doctorow

Award-winning author, cyber-activist, and Boing Boing co-editor Cory Doctorow is coming to the Texas Teen Book Festival at St. Edward’s University this Saturday. Read More | Comment »

3:00PM Wed. Oct. 15, Wayne Alan Brenner

In Real Life: Jen Wang

Consider this a parallax view of sorts? Read More | Comment »

2:59PM Wed. Oct. 15, Wayne Alan Brenner

Doctors After Death, Doctors After Life

People die, right? That's a given. Read More | Comment »

6:35PM Tue. Oct. 14, Wayne Alan Brenner

The New Nerddom

Between the celebrity photo ops, the cast reunions, and artists taking commissions, there were some serious points being debated at Wizard World Austin Comic Con. Read More | Comment »

4:35PM Sun. Oct. 5, Richard Whittaker

Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With the Universe

We mean, Yumi Sakugawa is often drawing enlightenment of one form or another, and now Adams Media has released her new Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With the Universe, and the artist will be in town to present it in person. Read More | Comment »

12:35PM Wed. Oct. 1, Wayne Alan Brenner

Pulp Hope and Crutches for a Crippled Crab

Every day you live is another day closer to your death. Read More | Comment »

4:32PM Wed. Aug. 20, Wayne Alan Brenner

'This One Summer' Is a Story for All Seasons

First Second Books, who recently brought us Paul Pope's magisterial romp Battling Boy and Gene Luen Yang's historical drama Boxers and Saints, adds depth to the usual mid-year media offerings with a powerful new book from cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki. Read More | Comment »

10:00AM Thu. Jul. 24, Wayne Alan Brenner

July Is Crime Month: Batman Day

The Dark Knight. The Caped Crusader. The Masked Manhunter. The World's Greatest Detective. Bats. We know him by many names and in many guises, but the most important thing to know about him today is that it's Batman's 75th birthday – he first appeared in Detective Comics on July 23, 1939 – so the world is celebrating Batman Day. Read More | Comment »

2:15PM Wed. Jul. 23, Robert Faires

Rise of the Valkyrie

Comic readers exploded in fury this week when podcaster Craig Mazin called She-Hulk "Slut-Hulk." The good thing is that he was quickly called out for it. The bad thing? That he even thought to say it in the first place. That's the kind of casual sexism that pervades the medium that Kate Leth loves. Read More | Comment »

9:00AM Mon. May. 26

Mimi Pond Knows From Waitressing

Experience shows and experience knows. Read More | Comment »

4:30PM Wed. May. 14, Wayne Alan Brenner

Diane Obomsawin’s 'On Loving Women'

Love. It’s something all people have in common. Read More | Comment »

6:30PM Wed. Apr. 23, Sarah Marloff

Even If You Think You Wouldn't Like A Comic Book Called 'Monsters!'

Listen: This new book's humor is more gut-busting than a punch in the belly from the fist of Gojira. Read More | Comment »

3:00PM Wed. Feb. 5, Wayne Alan Brenner

Presidential Losers on Parade!

Looks like we do still have Dick Nixon to kick around some more, after all. Read More | Comment »

3:10PM Fri. Jan. 24, Wayne Alan Brenner

Staple! Lives!

Comic fans and connoisseurs of the graphic arts, start filling your 2014 calendar. Austin's own indie media expo Staple! just announced a local mainstay and two rising talents of the alternative circuit as their guest list headliners. Expect undead Archie, time-stopping titillation and supervillains in braces. Read More | Comment »

7:00AM Tue. Dec. 3, 2013, Richard Whittaker

Paul Pope's Battling Boy Is a Young God Among Men

Who doesn't need another hero when they're besieged by monsters and the former champion of humanity has been 86'd by dire machination? Read More | Comment »

2:00PM Wed. Oct. 30, 2013, Wayne Alan Brenner

Movie Stills Remade as Watercolors?

Classic movie titles and narrative moments frozen from the fleet sequence of frames, captured in deep black and gray watercolors by Canadian artist and graphic novelist Leanne Shapton. Read More | Comment »

2:30PM Mon. Oct. 14, 2013, Wayne Alan Brenner

Captains on Deck at Wizard World

When Wizard World Austin Comic Con beams into town next month, there could be a power struggle over who gets the captain's chair. Two former captains of the USS Enterprise, Scott Bakula and William Shatner, will be exploring strange new worlds. Well, the Austin Convention Center. Read More | Comment »

10:00AM Wed. Oct. 9, 2013, Richard Whittaker

The Boxer Rebellion Gets Yang'd But Good

There's the ghost of the first emperor of all China, Qin Shi Huang, in full warrior gear. There's the spirit of St. Joan, Joan of Arc, bright with battle armor. And both of these are only the inspirations for the main characters – Little Bao and Vibiana, respectively – in this new graphic novel just out from publishing powerhouse First Second Books. Read More | Comment »

4:30PM Mon. Sep. 23, 2013, Wayne Alan Brenner

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