Story Profilers

The Fireman, by Joe Hill

In Joe Hill’s The Fireman, a dangerous spore has infected humanity. Black, scaly patterns glittering with flecks of gold rise on the skin of those infected. It can be beautiful, but … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Backstagers, Volume 1

The Backstagers, in a word, sparkles. First off, accolades. This inclusive comic, featuring an ensemble cast across the racial and LGBTQ spectrums, was honored last month at the inaugural Prism … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Flashback: A Wrinkle in Time

Every few months, I spend a day or two distracted by kid’s books. An old title on the bookshelf will jump out at me or I’ll be laying in bed … Continue reading

July 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Some Thoughts on Reading and Growing Up

I am 24 years old and too old for science fiction and fantasy. I was, in fact, too old for them at the age of 9, when my parents dutifully … Continue reading

July 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Three Moments of an Explosion, by China Mieville

Art is political. The stories we choose to tell, with the characters and circumstances we use to shape their themes, make statements about society through the journeys of individuals and cultures. Genre … Continue reading

April 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

In (Very Belated) Honor of International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day was March 8 so, as in all things, I am late. Regardless, I wanted to take some time to talk about women who have impacted my life with … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Remember the Dust, by E. Jade Lomax

I was lucky enough to be granted an early review copy of Remember the Dust, the third and final book in E. Jade Lomax’s “Leagues and Legends” series. As the book … Continue reading

December 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Daytripper, by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá

Daytripper is an Eisner Award-winning graphic novel written and drawn by Brazilian twin brothers Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá, and published by Vertigo. With a shell of magical realism, Daytripper pulls … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Shades of Grey – you know, the one by Jasper Fforde? Without the 50?

Do you want to know the real reason I dislike E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey? Well, beyond the fact that I just wasn’t interested in the book and, as internet … Continue reading

July 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Comics 2-in-1, Round 2

Continuing my dive into comics, I took some recommendations from a couple trusted sources and picked up the first volumes of Copperhead and The Autumnlands. In the process of widening the scope … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · Leave a comment