Author Archives: Michelle White

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Multiversity Keeps It Real: “The Initiates”

By | Nov 27, 2017 | Columns

“The Initiates” is a low-key non-fiction comic, exploring two worlds in a leisurely way and coming up with no grand conclusions. Sometimes you just want to talk about comics and wine. Written and Illustrated by Étienne Davodeau Étienne Davodeau is a comic artist. He doesn’t know much about the world of wine-making. Richard Leroy is […]

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Multiversity Keeps It Real: “A Castle in England”

By | Nov 6, 2017 | Columns

“A Castle in England” provides a rich backdrop for five historical tales in this unique collection published by Nobrow Press. Written by Jamie Rhodes Illustrated by Various A collaboration between writer Jamie Rhodes and the National Trust, this unique graphic novel plunges us into the rich and often dark history of Scotney Castle in Kent. […]

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“Then It Was Dark”

By | Oct 25, 2017 | Reviews

“Then It Was Dark” from Peppermint Monster Press is an anthology of true – or at least, true-sounding – horror tales. And while the content is somewhat uneven, there are some scary standouts. Edited by Sarah Benkin Written and illustrated by Various Have you ever seen something you can’t explain? Heard a voice speak a […]

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Multiversity Keeps It Real: “Photobooth: A Biography”

By | Oct 2, 2017 | Columns

Rich with history and detail, “Photobooth: A Biography” from Conundrum Press is a surprising exploration of a dying phenomenon and the community that cherishes it. Written and illustrated by Meags Fitzgerald For almost a century chemical photobooths have occupied public spaces; giving people the opportunity to quickly take inexpensive, quality photos. In the last decade […]

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One! Hundred! Demons!

By | Sep 19, 2017 | Reviews

Exploding with humour and pathos, “One! Hundred! Demons!” is an eclectic collection of stories, re-published this year by Drawn & Quarterly. Written and illustrated by Lynda Barry Lynda Barry’s beloved, genre-defying work of “autobifictionalography” One! Hundred! Demons! exploded the comic book medium, ending up on “Best Of” lists from Time Magazine and the Chicago Tribune. […]

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“An Entity Observes All Things”

By | Aug 9, 2017 | Reviews

“An Entity Observes All Things” from Box Brown and Retrofit Comics is both funny and heartbreaking, carving out a troubling, gelatinous future. Written and illustrated by Box Brown Stories of science fiction and mental exploration from Box Brown, New York Times-bestselling author of Andre the Giant: Life and Legend. Lizard aliens! New Physics! Electromages! Wastelands! […]

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“Ripples: A Detective’s Diary”

By | Jun 27, 2017 | Reviews

“Ripples: A Detective’s Diary” is a comic from Swedish publishing house Peow Studio that doesn’t resemble anything else. Maps, timelines, and character sketches intermingle to form the loveliest police procedural you’ll ever flip through. Written and illustrated by Wai Wai Pang A detective story, like if Twin Peaks was less scary and more bizarre in […]

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“Escargoteric” / “Post”

By | May 23, 2017 | Reviews

“Post” and “Escargoteric” are two indie comics, each featuring a heroine in a dangerous land, because a theme never hurt anybody, but malevolent snails and acid rain just might. Written and illustrated by Johnny Herber Escargoteric, by Johnny Herber, is a mollusk heavy existentialist fantasy. It features snails, and a grumpy female protagonist who should […]

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“Sacred Heart”

By | Apr 18, 2017 | Reviews

Chaotic but subtle, “Sacred Heart” from Liz Suburbia and Fantagraphics is an idiosyncratic comic that’s full of surprises. Written and illustrated by Liz Suburbia There’s an absence of authority in the town of Alexandria, and the teens are trying to keep their makeshift society together until their parents return. But students keep dying mysteriously, local […]

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