Graphic Novel Review: Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

Title: Persepolis 2 Author: Marjane Satrapi Published: 2001 Genre: Graphic Novel – Non- Fiction Synopsis: In 1984, Marjane flees fundamentalism and the war with Iraq to begin a new life in Vienna. Once there, she faces the trials of adolescence far from her friends and family, and while she soon carves out a place for herself among… Read More Graphic Novel Review: Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

Graphic Novel Review: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Title: Persepolis Author & Artist: Marjane Satrapi Published: 2000 Genre: Graphic Novel – Non-Fiction Synopsis: Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow… Read More Graphic Novel Review: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Graphic Novel Review: The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Title: The Arrival Author:  Shaun Tan Art by: Shaun Tan Published: 2007 Genre: Graphic Novel Synopsis: In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship to cross the ocean. He’s embarking on the most painful yet important journey of his life- he’s leaving home to build a better… Read More Graphic Novel Review: The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Graphic Novel Review: Boxers by Gene Luen Yang

Title: Boxers (Boxers & Saints #1) Author & Art:  Gene Luen Yang Published: 2013 Genre: Graphic Novel Synopsis: China, 1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers–commoners trained in kung fu–who fight… Read More Graphic Novel Review: Boxers by Gene Luen Yang

Graphic Novel Review: Soulless the Manga Vol.2 by Gail Garriger

Title: Soulless the Manga Vol. 2 Author:  Gail Garriger Art by: Rem and Priscilla Hamby Published: 2012 Genre: Graphic Novel – Manga Synopsis: Settling into her new life as the Lady Woolsey, Alexia finds her days quite challenging. Whether it is a regiment of supernatural soldiers camped out on her front lawn or the demands of being… Read More Graphic Novel Review: Soulless the Manga Vol.2 by Gail Garriger

Graphic Novel Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Title: Nimona Author: Noelle Stevenson Published: 2015 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Synopsis: Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel is perfect… Read More Graphic Novel Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Graphic Novel Review: Chew Vol. 1 by John Layman

Title: Chew Vol. 1 Author: John Layman Artist:Rob Guillory Published: 2009 Genre: Adult Graphic Novel – Fantasy Synopsis: Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as… Read More Graphic Novel Review: Chew Vol. 1 by John Layman