I first read Gabrielle Bell’s comics in Drawn & Quarterly Showcase #4. Her story about a young woman hired to give private art lessons to a famous sculptor’s son pulls you into it’s character driven story, and it reads like a lost short film from New York Stories. Her latest graphic novel, Truth is Fragmentary: Travelogues & Diaries, chronicles her travels to France, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Colombia, and back to Brooklyn. Generously, Gabrielle posts current diary cartoons regularly on her Lucky blog.
Cover of the Week! Variant of the Week!
A rare double win for the many covers of Wayward #1, this week!
Our Comics Brewmaster for August 2014, Malachi Ward, took the 10(only mildly jerky…) Questions challenge, and he gave some great answers! So, grab a slice, your tumbler of Shasta, and ENJOY!
1. Captain Kirk or Spock?
Spock! Even when the writers tried to harp on Spock’s lack of emotion as a negative in the original series, the character still came out the other end lookin’ good. Spock also ends up being the most consistently moral as the franchise rolled on, but not in a boring way. He was always pushing the characters around him to make better decisions.
I uh… I could write much more than is probably socially acceptable about this topic, so I’ll stop here. read more…