Author Archives: Michelle White

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Columns
Multiversity Keeps It Real: “The Influencing Machine”

By | Feb 15, 2017 | Columns

Does the news control us or reflect who we are? It’s a question with wide-ranging implications, and one explored with wit and energy in the non-fiction comic “The Influencing Machine.” Written by Brooke Gladstone Illustrated by Josh Neufeld A million listeners trust NPR’s Brooke Gladstone to guide them through the complexities of the modern media. […]

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“Chloe Noonan: Monster Hunter”

By | Jan 31, 2017 | Reviews

From Great Beast comes this digital collection of all the Chloe Noonan comics so far. If you’ve never encountered this scowling redhead – and never been charmed to bits – it’s a digital purchase that should be high on your list. Written and illustrated by Marc Ellerby Chloe Noonan is a monster hunter, but she […]

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“Safari Honeymoon”

By | Nov 8, 2016 | Reviews

I don’t get down to the Drawn & Quarterly store here in Montreal often enough, but when I do, there’s always something gorgeous that catches my eye. Published by Koyama Press, “Safari Honeymoon” is one of my more unusual finds – an off-kilter fable about coupledom and corruption. Written and illustrated by Jesse Jacobs Join […]

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“The King in Yellow”

By | Sep 27, 2016 | Reviews

This horror adaptation from Self Made Hero is icy, elegant, and quite weird. Those familiar with I.N.J. Culbard’s previous adaptations won’t find that surprising; his approach is restrained but versatile, excavating the source material and coming up with strange artifacts. Written by Robert W. Chambers Illustrated and adapted by I.N.J. Culbard The supernatural stories that […]

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“Red: A Haida Manga”

By | Aug 23, 2016 | Reviews

Melding traditional Haida storytelling with Japanese influences, “Red: A Haida Manga” is a revenge story with eye-scorchingly beautiful art. Written and illustrated by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas An innovative graphic novel, Red is the epic tale of a Haida hero, his rage and his quest for retribution. Referencing a classic Haida oral narrative, this stunning full-colour […]

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“The Book of Grickle”

By | Jul 12, 2016 | Reviews

Who’s ready to get sad? That’s probably not a great way start to a review, but I should get it out of the way that Graham Annable’s short comics, collected in lovely hardback by Dark Horse, kind of bummed me out. They also made me laugh and generally just feel stuff, which is about all […]

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“The Arrival”

By | May 31, 2016 | Reviews

Wordless pieces are a minority in the comics world, inhabiting a niche without calling much attention to themselves. But with a first experience like “Ojingogo”, it was hard to resist the quiet allure of “The Arrival”. Shaun Tan’s tale of a man’s adventures in a fantastical city is lively, heartwarming, and worthy of multiple reads. […]

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