‘Comics Confidential’ Goes Inside the Minds of Some of Your Favorite Graphic Novelists

Comics Confidential Editor: Leonard S. Marcus Release Date: September 27, 2016 Publisher: Candlewick Press Genre(s): Non-Fiction, Interviews Review Spoilers:  N/A GoodReads | Amazon As you may have noticed, pop culture has entered into a sort of nerd renaissance. Comic books and graphic novels in particular have become increasingly popular in recent years. We’re not just talking […]

Book Review: Gene Luen Yang’s “Level Up” is Back With A Brand New Paperback Edition

Level Up Author: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Thien Pham Release Date: June 7, 2011 (Hardcover); July 19, 2016 (Paperback) Publisher: First Second (Square Fish – Paperback) Genre(s): Graphic Novel, Young Adult Review Spoilers: Low GoodReads | Amazon It takes a very talented writer to take you on the kind of deeply personal, emotional journey you’ll find between […]

“Secret Coders” Has A Great Premise But Falls Short of Expectations

Secret Coders Author: Gene Luen Yang Artist: Mike Holmes Series: Secret Coders #1 Release Date: September 29, 2015 Publisher: First Second Genre(s): Middle Grade, Graphic Novel, Coding, STEAM Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Review Spoilers:  Low GoodReads | Amazon I wanted to love Secret Coders. I really did. I love the idea of STEAM programming in general and when I was […]