• Horror Graphic Novel Review

    Infidel

    My Review: There are times that I run into a piece of horror media that has so much potential, with so much to love about it, but then I don’t end up loving it, and I sorely wish that I did. Infidel is a graphic novel about the horrors of racism, and specifically, Islamophobia. Taking place in the United States after the 9/11 bombings, the story follows Aisha, a Muslim American woman coping with the evils of everyday racism in all of its many shapes and forms. Aisha is a wonderful main character, she tries her best despite the casual racism she regularly encounters, from strangers, friends, family, even other…

  • Horror Graphic Novel Review

    Through the Woods

    My Review: I’ve read a lot of horror, ones that were bloodier and more disturbing than this. Yet those novels and graphic novels didn’t affect me the way that this one did. Through the Woods is a collection of horror comics that hearkens back to the creepiest fairy tales. The atmosphere in the novels is not to be understated, the stories and art are chilling, even when the stories are straightforward and can be predicted. Even the introduction and the conclusion, brief as they were, evoked feelings of dread cover to cover. I found myself feeling uneasy, particularly while reading the first story, Our Neighbor’s House. My favorite easily was…

  • Graphic Novel Review,  Webcomic Review

    Herding Cats

    My Review: As mentioned in previous reviews, it’s hard to scroll through a social media feed without having seen at least one of Sarah’s Scribbles reblogged at some point. If you’ve read my previous reviews of Adulthood is a Myth and Big Mushy Happy Lump then you already know that I’m a fan of this comic series. Sarah’s Scribbles is a comic about one artist’s everyday struggles as an awkward and introverted millennial. I’ve always found the comics to be cute and extremely relatable so I’m usually quite happy to read them as they come up. Now, I will say that as a collection, Herding Cats was not the best.…

  • Graphic Memoir Review

    Dancing at the Pity Party: A Dead Mom Graphic Memoir

    My Review: I think one of my favorite things is stumbling into a graphic novel and finding a gem. This unassuming little graphic novel made me cry, but it also made me smile and laugh too. Dancing at the Pity Party is exactly as it says on the cover, it is a memoir about the death of the author’s mother. This has honestly been one of the most heartfelt and honest stories about grieving and loss that I’ve ever read. I adored Tyler and her family, especially her fun and vivacious mother. This graphic memoir was written with so much love and honesty about the experience of losing one’s mom…

  • Horror Graphic Novel Review,  Queer Graphic Novel Review

    Graveneye

    My Review: To say that this graphic novel shocked me is an understatement, but not because of the gruesome content. I’ll be honest that I didn’t enjoy the early parts of the story when I first started reading. I had put it down and didn’t feel the drive to pick it up for a few weeks after. I was initially put off mainly by the art style, it was too gritty for my liking. The choice of narrator was also initially strange, as the story is told from the point of view of a sentient mansion. I’m glad that I sat down and gave this another shot with an open…

  • Graphic Novel Review

    Fangs

    My Review: Fangs makes my little goth heart happy. It was a surprisingly down to Earth love story between a vampire and a werewolf that was just so wholesome I couldn’t help but melt a little. The book follows Elsie and Jimmy as they meet and fall in love through a series of one-page vignettes, keeping in line with Sarah’s signature comic style. I adored the main characters, Elsie is quirky and morbid, while Jimmy is sweet and a little goofy. The book is filled to the brim with cheeky one-liners and terrible vampire and werewolf puns, and I couldn’t help but smile with each one. The art in Fangs…