new year’s roundup

You'd think, since I wasn't working on a new book, I would've had tons of time to read in 2010, right? Well, I kept plenty busy with a promotion at my day job, organizing two local craft show events and travelling a ton. I kept on making handmade journals and cards, and I also joined a… Continue reading new year’s roundup

Graydon Carter, George Kalogerakis and Kurt Andersen, “SPY: The Funny Years”

I found an old issue of this acerbic, New York-centric magazine for a dollar and fell in love with it. Got a good deal on this hardcover from Copacetic Comics in Pittsburgh! THE LOWDOWN Published: 2006, 304 pp. Obtained via: Copacetic Date started: 2.10.09 Date finished: 2.30.09 What I liked: The mid-'80s seem like such… Continue reading Graydon Carter, George Kalogerakis and Kurt Andersen, “SPY: The Funny Years”

Bob Schildgen, “Hey Mr. Green”

Mr. Green answers all your questions regarding eco-consciousness, something akin to Slate's Green Lantern. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2008, 216 pp. Obtained via: Library Date started: 7.18.08 Date finished: 7.19.08 What I liked: There were a few questions answered in here that I'd wondered myself—such as how to compost if you live in an apartment, and… Continue reading Bob Schildgen, “Hey Mr. Green”

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”