Tag Archives: Neil Gaiman

More or Less Grimm

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, and other festive occasions . . . . Two recent, compelling fairy tale volumes would make excellent gifts this holiday season.  Matt Phelan’s Snow White: A Graphic Novel (2016) and Shaun Tan’s The Singing Bones … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Visually Literate!

“Comics are the gateway drug to literacy.”   This remark by Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the graphic memoir Maus, A Survivor’s Tale (1980-1991), is not as controversial nowadays as it would have been in the 1950s.  Back then, some … Continue reading

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It’s About Time! Beginning Anew

It’s a new year, but calendars only measure one kind of time.  Its passage is also reflected in our mirrors and the clothes our youngsters outgrow.  That straightforward march of days is why a new calendar year is often depicted … Continue reading

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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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