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Review: ‘Poppies of Iraq’

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Poppies of Iraq Writers: Brigitte Findakly and Lewis Trondheim Artist: Lewis Trondheim Drawn and Quarterly; $21.95 By virtue of the circumstances of her birth, Brigitte Findakly had quite an interesting and important story to tell. By virtue of her profession and that of her husband, she had the perfect way to tell it. The result […]

Review: ‘If Found Please Return to Elise Gravel’

If Found Please Return to Elise Gravel

If Found Please Return to Elise Gravel Writer/artist: Elise Gravel Drawn & Quarterly; $17.95 Montreal artist and author Elise Gravel has created over 30 books, many of them focused on simply and charmingly drawn monsters and animals that all seem to emanate a cuddly charisma and all-around cuteness…no small feat considering that many of those […]

Review: ‘Anna & Froga: Fore!’

Anna & Froga: Fore! Writer/artist: Anouk Ricard Drawn & Quarterly; $14.95 Let’s see, if we start with 2012’s Wanna Gumball?, this is the fourth collection of Anouk Ricard’s Anna & Froga comics that Drawn & Quarterly have published on their Enfant imprint, which makes the sub-title–”Fore!”–all the more appropriate. That title, and the cover illustration […]

Review: Pippi Won’t Grow Up

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Pippi Won’t Grow Up Written by Astrid Lindgren Drawn by Ingrid Vang Nyman Translated by Tiina Nunnally Drawn & Quarterly, $14.95 Writer Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking returns to comics in another new volume from publisher Draw & Quarterly, containing Tiina Nunnally’s translation of Lindgren and artist Ingrid Vang Nymann’s original 1950s comics starring the world’s […]

Review: Anna & Froga: Thrills, Spills, And Gooseberries

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Anna & Froga: Thrills, Spills, And Gooseberries By Anouk Ricard Drawn & Quarterly, $15 For the third consecutive year, Drawn & Quarterly presents a beautiful, hardcover collection of comics strips and stories by French animator Anouk Ricard, featuring her small group of colorful characters. These are, of course, the title characters Anna, a little girl […]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Kitaro

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Yokai are the traditional monsters of Japan. They are the things that go bump in the night; the footsteps you hear behind you even though no one is there, or the creaking around the house late at night. They can take on any shape, be it human or animal, and even inanimate objects can come […]

This Week’s Comics: Tippy’s Tail

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Share the love of comics with some of this week’s new releases! Action Lab Entertainment has a new NFL Rush Zone Special just for the Super Bowl. BOOM! Studios collects more Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors with new trades for both, and DC Comics releases the newest Batman Li’l Gotham. The List: ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT […]

Review: Pippi Fixes Everything

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Pippi Fixes Everything Written by Astrid Lindgren Drawn by Ingrid Van Nyman Translated by Tiina Nunnally Drawn & Quarterly, $14.95 Although best known as the heroine of author Astrid Lindgren’s late 1940s prose books and their film adaptations, Pippi Longstocking also starred in comics created by Lindgren with artist Ingrid Van Nyman, the Scandinavian artist […]

Review: Anna & Froga: I Dunno…What Do You Want to Do?

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Anna & Froga:  I Dunno…What Do You Want to Do? By Anouk Ricard Drawn & Quarterly/Enfant, $14.95 In format, the new Anna & Froga book resembles a cross between a children’s picture book and a comic book, with a hard cover, a big, almost 8 x 10 inch size, and captioned, painted illustrations following each […]

Links: Pippi moves in

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In November, Drawn & Quarterly will be releasing Pippi Moves In, a collection of Pippi Longstocking comics written by Astrid Lindgren and illustrated by Ingrid Vang Nyman. The comics originally appeared in Swedish magazine Humpty Dumpty in the late 1950s, ten years after Lindgren and Nyman collaborated on the original books. Readers curious to see […]