Gene Luen Yang: Animal Crackers

Boy, I am grateful for the library:  a wonderful place where one can acquire books to read without the bother of having to pay for them or find a place to store them when you are done.  The handy-dandy local libraries here in Perth are generally stocked with a small but random selection of comic books and graphic novels.  This has given me the chance to sample all sorts of interesting wares.  Some of have been duds, but others have been enjoyable like Jonathan Hickman’s FF, or Brian Wood’s The New York Four, or even real treasures like Jeff Smith’s Bone.

Another winner that I have discovered is the works of Gene Luen Yang.  I already wrote about The Eternal Smile some time ago, and I’m not familiar with Yang’s most well-known creation, American Born Chinese, but on this occasion I was fortunate enough to pick up a little all-ages  collection called Animal Crackers.

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Truly All-Ages: Supergirl – Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade

As a comic book reader and fan, I regularly run into a particular quandary, and that’s the way that female characters are depicted.  Not just the roles they play in the stories, which can also be an issue, but especially the way they are drawnContinue reading Truly All-Ages: Supergirl – Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade