Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi 2005
My second go-round for this winsome tale with the feel of an afternoon family gathering. Satrapi captures the universality of women’s friendships as she transcribes an afternoon’s gossip with her Iranian friends and family. Her characters feel like women you’ve known for years as they swap tales of love and sex, marriage and divorce.
Run Far, Run Fast by Timothy Decker 2007
Little tale of a girl on the run from the black plague in an engaging blend of woodcut and charcoal styles.
Street Angel vol 1: The Princess of Poverty written by Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca, art by Jim Rugg 2005
Hilarious! Yet another re-read. How could you not love a book that mixes skateboarding, ninjas, astronauts, pirates, and an Aztec god? Awesome.
Blue Pills: A Positive Love Story by Frederick Peeters 2008
Great biopic. Deals honestly with the complexities of a relationship with an HIV-positive partner.
Scott Pilgrim vol 4: Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together by Bryan Lee O’Malley 2007
This great entry in the hilarious series features the absolute best line ever- “If your life had a face, I’d punch it.
Skeleton Key vol 1: Beyond the Threshold by Andi Watson 1996
Story with lots of potential (I may pick up others) but the art is clunkier than I was expecting from having enjoyed Watson’s later clean-lined work.
Ex Machina vol 6: Power Down written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Tony Harris
Vaughan must never sleep. How else could he keep three stellar series running at top caliber? This issue which features a power-outage that mysteriously affects The Machine’s abilities.
Iron West by Doug TenNapel 2006
Genius! Cowboys and robots, can it get any better than that? TenNapel’s smart dialogue and wry expressions make the tale an enjoyable one.