Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu Zoe’s life sucks. She works at a product representative at conventions (aka a booth babe), a job she hates, and goes home to a disinterested boyfriend who farts in the bed. Unlike her co-workers, who are putting themselves through school, she has not real ambition, and feels in a rut.Continue reading “Day ??: Exquisite Corpse”
Coin-Op Books by Peter Hoey and Maria Hoey The first time I picked up anything by Coin-Op books was at MICE 2012. I was drawn to the table by the series of short comics all designed to look like 45 sleeves. (I love the intersection of where music and comics meet). The comics are aContinue reading “Day 8: Coin-Op Books”
Melanie Gillman’s 24-hour Fairy Tales: The Fish Wife, Sweet Rock, Hsthete, The King’s Forest 24-hour comic day has been a tradition going back to 2004 (according to a website I just read on the subject), and it’s pretty much what it sounds like. A page an hour for 24 hours. Most participants simply do diaryContinue reading “Day 7: Melanie Gillman’s 24-Hour Fairy Tales”
The House by Paco Rosa (translated by Andrea Rosenberg) After their father passes, three adult siblings return to the summer house he built himself, to prepare it for sale. Their father loved to keep busy, and as kids, he put them to work helping him. From gardening to building a stone wall. Even when theyContinue reading “Day 6: The House”
“Did You See Me?” by Sophia Foster-Dimino Shortbox is a small independent publisher out of the UK run by Zainab Akhtar. While they’ve branched out to sell their back catalog singly, and to kickstart a few larger books, their original model was a quarterly box of 5 or so comics, a print, and some formContinue reading “Day 5: Did You See Me?”
Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook, Ko Hyung-Ju and Ryan Estrada The true story of Hyun Sook’s time in university and joining the protest movement against President Chun in 1983. She enters university attempting to avoid politics, particularly at the insistence of her mother who is unhappy that she’s wasting the money to attendContinue reading “Day 4: Banned Book Club”
You & A Bike & A Road by Eleanor Davis I watched the MICE panel on Graphic Memoirs, and it reminded me of one of my favorite works of the form. It tells the story of Davis biking from her parents’ home in Tucson, Arizona, to her own home in Athens, GA. Most of theContinue reading “Day 3: You & A Bike & A Road”
John, Dear by Laura Lannes Unnamed protagonist is in love with John. He is her anchor, her tether to this world. Her mother has just died. When she declares her love for him aloud, he tells her he loves her too, and that she’s still beautiful despite her skin condition. What skin condition? she wasContinue reading “Day 2: John, Dear”
This year marks the 11th year of the Massachusetts Independent Comic Expo (MICE). Given the current circumstances, all programming has been moved online this year, and instead of having it all in the span of a single weekend, panels and workshops will be occurring every Saturday and Sunday in October, dubbing it “A Month ofContinue reading “Month of MICE Day 1: Anne By the Bed”
It’s usually in the evening when I start to miss Leslie. During the day, I’m too busy. The flood tour is radically different from the volcanoes. I still caution people to keep their arms in the boat, but it’s less urgent. There have been suggestions that the water has strange properties, but we’ve all beenContinue reading “Day 30: Little Apocalypses”
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