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The Realism Challenge: A Review

May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

I don’t consider myself artistic in any way, shape, or form, so when offered the chance to review Mark Crilley‘s new book The Realism Challenge: Drawing and Painting Secrets from a Modern Master of Hyperrealism, I...

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Monstrously Funny Cartoons

October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just in time for Halloween, Christopher Hart brings us this spooky, scary and a little bit silly “How To” book for drawing cartoons of some of the darker things in various fictional worlds. “Monstrously Funny...

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Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle

September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’ve ever listened to the Mountain Goats, you’ll note that John Darnielle’s lyrics are little pieces of novels in their own right.  Some are more thorough — there is, of course, Tallahassee, an entire...

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First things first: I . . . LOVE . . . THIS . . . BOOK! Foundations in Comic Book Art by John Paul Lowe is definitely in a league of its own. Let’s face...

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When DestroyTheCyborg! editor Mike asked who would like to review Wayne Vansant’s Bombing Nazi Germany, I immediately responded that I would love the opportunity to read and review this graphic novel. NOT that I’m a WWII geek or historian...

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A Penchant for Killing

April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I don’t kill all my characters–usually. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t,” he said, chuckling lightly. Tim Lebbon, with all his British charm, reassured me during our phone interview that he’s ‘quite a cheery guy’…after...

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How About Never-Is Never Good For You?

April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’ll admit it: the first thing I do when the newest issue of The New Yorker arrives is flip through and read all the cartoons (this ritual has been made much easier thanks to the digital...

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The Art of Titanfall

March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a few words, Titanfall looks to be the lovechild of MechWarrior and Modern Warfare with Pacific Rim named as a god parent. Skilled mech (they’re called titans in the game) pilots duke it out in, what amounts...

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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

November 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

I have a weird, unabashed respect for writers who take a lot of time in between novels.  Sure, it’s frustrating, but I feel that shows they’re taking the time to write something that matters to...

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Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep

November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

REDRUM. Creepy twins. An axe through a door. “Here’s Johnny!” Sigh. Most people think of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining before they think of the original novel, which is a travesty. Stephen King, author of The Shining and many other...

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