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Multiversity Keeps It Real: “Science Comics: Dinosaurs”

By | Jul 2, 2018 | Columns

Balancing facts and fun – and getting into some genuine silliness – “Dinosaurs” makes for an engaging addition to First Second’s Science Comics series. Written by MK Reed Illustrated by Joe Flood Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic–dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and […]

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Multiversity Keeps It Real: “Johnny Appleseed”

By | Apr 30, 2018 | Columns

“Johnny Appleseed” is a wandering, rough-around-the-edges read – a dense work that puts a spotlight on a folk hero of the 19th century, and comes up with kernels of insight. Written by Paul Buhle Illustrated by Noah Van Sciver John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, made himself the stuff of legend by spreading the seeds of […]

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Multiversity Keeps It Real: “Science Comics: Bats”

By | Mar 5, 2018 | Columns

“Bats” from the “Science Comics” collection at First Second is a fun and informative read, getting us on the same page as the much-maligned creatures of the night. Written and illustrated by Falynn Koch Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic―dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying […]

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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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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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