Inspired by the summer season, I would like to discuss the profound YA graphic novel This One Summer, written by cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki. We are introduced to Rose Wallace and her family as they arrive to Awago Beach … Continue reading
Last week (kinda) we talked about that one person that can show you how worthwhile you really can be. Tohru Honda always made the effort to show people that there is something about them that makes them amazing. It can … Continue reading
Over a year ago, I purchased a cute little red book called Soppy from the local comic book store in the city. This was not one of those books I heard about days or weeks before buying. It was a … Continue reading
Reading this book was a whole new experience for me. I have read a lot of graphic novels and I have read my fair share of memoirs. I have read a lot of fiction with blank slate protagonists, and about … Continue reading
For those you do not recognize the name, Bryan Lee O’Malley is the author of the Scott Pilgrim series, which then became a movie about four and a half years ago. Cool fact, the movie was filmed in Toronto… Cool … Continue reading
As time does what it does (goes on), the survivors of the Holocaust begin to become lost to us here in the present. As a young adult in her early 20s, I can’t say that I have any idea what World War Two was like. Of course I know the logistics of the war: who was in power in what country, the economic strife of Germany, who was on what side, the invasion in Poland, what blitzkerg means, Hilter not wanting to play nice with the Jews, the horrific happenings of concentration camps, etc. Thank you high school history class. But that is where my knowledge of the war ends. Luckily, Spiegelman draws a vivid picture of the Holocaust with the help of his father Vladek Spiegelman.