Thanks to Comics February, I read SO MANY BOOKS!!!
27 comics/graphic novels in February alone. And perhaps more importantly, books I wrote about! Ok so these were mini reviews, but hey it’s a start. Plus I never feel qualified to really talk about comics. My best drawing = stick figures. So really, anyone who can draw more than a stick figure is in my opinion an artist.
Still, I am so glad for this opportunity to have explored new territory. I’ve become rather fond of Osamu Tezuka and his bizarro imagination, enamored with Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona and her hilarious medieval-tech world (I’m a SHARK!!), sniffed away at the sweet life of Ethel and Ernest, and cheered on the Green Turtle in The Shadow Hero, and was truly grateful for Shigeru Mizuki’s manga about the history of Japan. And I finally got to read Ms Marvel!
Aren’t comics just wonderful?
Ode to Kirihito – Osamu Tezuka
Ms Marvel Vol 1: No Normal – G Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona
Dancer – Nathan Edmondson
The New York five – Brian Wood; Ryan Kelly
Pretty Deadly Volume One: The Shrike – Kelly Sue Deconnick; Emma Rios
Watson and Holmes: A study in Black – Brandon Perlow and Paul Mendoza; Karl Bollers
Fairest: in all the land – Bill Willingham
The Last Unicorn – Peter S Beagle; Peter B. Gillis; Renae De Liz
Rose and Isabel – Ted Mathot
Black Widow Vol 1: The Finely Woven Thread – Nathan Edmondson, Phil Noto
The Shadow Hero – Gene Luen Yang, Sonny Liew
The Rat queens vol 1: Sass and Sorcery – Kurtis J Wiebe
Vietnamerica: a family’s journey – GB Tran
Saga. Volume three – Brian K. Vaughan, writer ; Fiona Staples, artist
Wonderland – Tommy Kovac, Sonny Liew
I Remember Beirut – Zeina Abirached
Will and Whit – Laura Lee Gulledge
Apollo’s Song – Osamu Tezuka
The Big Skinny: How I Changed my Fattitude: a Memoir – Carol Lay
Glacial period – Nicolas De Crécy
A + e 4ever – I. Merey
Nimona – Noelle Stevenson
Showa 1939-1944: A History of Japan (Showa: A History of Japan #2) – Shigeru Mizuki
Ethel and Ernest – Raymond Briggs
Showa: A History of Japan, 1926-1939 (Showa: A History of Japan #1) – Shigeru Mizuki
Lost at Sea – Bryan Lee O’Malley
A Chinese Life – Li Kunwu and P Otie
Somehow I managed to read some non-comics too. Among my favorites this month were Love on the Dole, Station Eleven and Kabu-Kabu.
I really need to write about more of these books!
Funny Girl – Nick Hornby
Florence Gordon – Brian Morton
Four girls and a compact – Annie Hamilton Donnell
The Last Good Paradise – Tatjana Soli
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
The Sing-Song Girls of Shanghai – Han Bangqing
The Last Colony (Old Man’s War #3) – John Scalzi
Love on the dole – Walter Greenwood
Station Eleven – Emily St John Mandel
Under a Silent Moon – Elizabeth Haynes
Kabu-Kabu – Nnedi Okorafor