notable recent reads

Long time no blog, right? But I'm back with three recently read, utterly awesome books, all written by women with three names: Adrian Nicole Leblanc, "Random Family" Leblanc spent a decade hanging out with a random family from the Bronx, then she wrote this book. I'd read an interview with her in New New Journalism… Continue reading notable recent reads

Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly, “The New York Four”

By the dude who did "DMZ" and from the DC imprint Minx. A shy girl starts college in Manhattan and balances having friends for the first time with a txt-based relationship. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2008, 176 pp. Obtained via: Library Date started: 12.29.08 Date finished: 12.29.08 What I liked: I am all about Minx. Good… Continue reading Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly, “The New York Four”

“Rejected,” edited by Jon Friedman

Comedy writers and other funny people share stories rejected by SNL, the Onion and Comedy Central, as well as stories of general disapproval. Absolutely hilarious. ("Rejected" is slated to be released Jan. 27, 2009. Gotta love preview copies!) THE LOWDOWN Published: 2009, 272 pp. Obtained via: Free table at work Date started: 12.4.08 Date finished:… Continue reading “Rejected,” edited by Jon Friedman

Rutu Modan, “Exit Wounds”

Koby, a young man in Tel Aviv, hears from a soldier who believes his estranged father—her lover—may have been a victim in a suicide bombing. Together, they try to track down his whereabouts. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2007, 174 pp. Obtained via: Library Date started: 11.10.08 Date finished: 11.11.08 What I liked: The drawings are simple… Continue reading Rutu Modan, “Exit Wounds”

Brian Wood, Richard Burchielli and Nathan Fox, “DMZ: Public Works”

The latest installment of the series I've been reading that takes place in a demilitarized Manhattan in the midst of a new civil war. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2008, 128 pp. Obtained via: Library Date started: 7.16.08 Date finished: 7.18.08 What I liked: This comic comes off as so much more serious after reading "Transmetropolitan" for… Continue reading Brian Wood, Richard Burchielli and Nathan Fox, “DMZ: Public Works”