When One Person Dies The Whole World Is Over: Review

Story and art by Mandy Ord Published by BrowBooks (2019) Length: 1 Volume In terms of popularity, vloggers, and the depiction of modern living, has become the most popular form of content consumed on the internet. These figures, often referred to as social media influencers, are able to simultaneously emit authenticity, while providing an idealised … Continue reading When One Person Dies The Whole World Is Over: Review

Manga as literature: The Poe Clan Volume 1

Story and art by Moto Hagio Published by Fantagraphics Books (2019) Length: 2 Volumes When reading manga, rarely do you find a title with writing resembling literature. The marriage between art and narrative requires a harmonious balance, which is often strained with the inclusion of dense, sophisticated passages. Moto Hagio’s The Poe Clan attempts to … Continue reading Manga as literature: The Poe Clan Volume 1

Deep Breaths Review

Story and art by Chris Gooch  Published by Top Shelf Productions Length: 215 Pages There is so much value to be found in mundanity. Within these quieter moments of living, the most profound introspection can occur, guided by pervading feelings of frustration, contentedness, or indifference. Chris Gooch’s Deep Breaths gives us an opportunity to relive these instances, but … Continue reading Deep Breaths Review

Three Shadows Analysis

Story and art by Cyril Pedrosa  Original publisher: First Second (2008) Length: 1 Volume (268 pages) ‘Three Shadows’ has been conceptualised as “an artist’s way to understand his friend’s suffering after his son’s cancer diagnosis”. As you’d expect, the resulting piece is a highly introspective experience, one which is filled with polarising feelings of adoration … Continue reading Three Shadows Analysis