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A Reader’s Tale of Maus: A Survivor’s Tale

Overview: Maus: A Survivor’s Tale is the author’s memoir of listening to his father – Vladek Spiegelman – talk about his experiences before and during the second world war as a Polish Jew. The book switches back and forth from … Continue reading

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A Written Review of The Unwritten

Character: Character’s come to life this in a few different ways. First and foremost is their actions and their words – as with any other story. But what is unique to The Unwritten is the size of the letters and … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre via Classics Illustrated

Based upon the novel by Charlotte Bronte. Helene Lecar, ed., Sidney Miller, art director. Jane Eyre. Classics Illustrated #39. Gilberton Company, Inc. 1974. Print. Character – While there was not the depth of development of character that can be found … Continue reading

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Stitches: A Memoir

Overview: In his New York Times # 1 Bestseller graphic memoir, David Small recounts his childhood and adolescence in Midwestern USA during the 1950s, relaying the simultaneous whimsy and trepidation inherently embedded in the universal process of growing up.  Suffering … Continue reading

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100 Panels of Twain

Mark Twain, Jean Morvan, Frederique Voulyze, Severine de Fevebvre. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Classics Illustrated Deluxe #4. Papercutz, 2009. Print. Character- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer does a fantastic job of creating character, giving each one the unique voice it … Continue reading

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A.D.: New Orleans After the Flood

Overview: In his web comic turned graphic novel, A.D.: New Orleans After the Flood, Josh Neufeld follows the stories of five real-life Katrina survivors along with their friends and family, chronicling the experiences of these disaster-braving people before, during, and after … Continue reading

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Black Hole…indeed

Character – Character development was pretty good for the two or three main characters. It is accomplished through dialogue and actions of the characters. For example, the reader discovers that the main female character, Chris, is popular and generally wants to … Continue reading

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