Category Archives: Introductions

Hello. My name is John Sines.

   I was born an uneducated and illiterate infant without any motor skills in the city of Annapolis. In the years following my birth, I constantly labored to develop myself. Learning to read and write rudimentary sentences was especially difficult … Continue reading

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Hello there!

First, an introduction for myself; then, one for the “The Unwritten.” My name is John Sines, and I have maintained an affectionate relationship with the comic book / graphic novel medium for some time now. I grew up with the … Continue reading

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Why Spiderman is Poetic

Confession: before my partners in crime here at the Graphic Novel Hovel pointed out to me the merits of comic books and their influence on my beloved graphic novels, I had never picked one up myself, had never become acquainted … Continue reading

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“You haven’t read that?!”

The comics I read are recommendations from friends who are “in the know,” so I’ve actually never read one that I didn’t like. I have by no means read “a lot” of comics, but I’ve read a few and talked … Continue reading

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Bang! Pow! Ker-blam! Shhht and Pfft!

I’ve been reading graphic novels ever since my twin brother invested in the first volume of the Ultimate Spider-man series; soon after, manga became a fad, and I had to learn to read my comics backwards! The modern, artistic graphic … Continue reading

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