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Re-Gifting? Classic Novels and Plays Gone Graphic

“Re-gifting” is the joking term for re-wrapped presents—those little-used or unwanted items that are sometimes conveniently handy as last-minute choices to give to someone else.  When classic novels and plays are re-packaged, so to speak, as graphic novels by publishers, … Continue reading

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Japan–47 Ronin and 50,000 Manga

47 Ronin and 50,000 manga highlighted my trip to Japan last month.  Our week in Tokyo began with a professional gathering featuring writer Sean Michael Wilson.  His recent The 47 Ronin: A Graphic Novel (2013), illustrated by Akiko Shimojima, recounts … Continue reading

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Dark Tales from Sunny Florence

Posted October 11th, 2012  A Dante “living statue,” standing before the reproduction of Dante’s house. Photo courtesy of Don Larsson. A pig, a puppet, a real boy or two—turn any corner in Florence, Italy and you may encounter a literary … Continue reading

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Stay Tuned

Although Natalie’s monthly column would normally be published on August 6th, she has written about Defiance: Resistance Book 2 by Carla Jablonski and Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang. The latter will not be available until September 10th. At … Continue reading

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