tippecanoe and comics too

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.

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One response to “tippecanoe and comics too

  1. Looks like a lot of good books!

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