• Graphic Memoir Review,  Yuri Manga Review

    My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness

    Also in this series: My Alcoholic Escape from Reality, My Solo Exchange Diary Vol. 1, My Solo Exchange Diary Vol. 2 Warnings: Sex, Self Harm, Eating Disorders, Depression My Thoughts I have had my eye on this manga since its initial release, but had held off on reading it. I don’t know why I didn’t pick it up until now because My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is absolutely worth all of the attention it received when it first went viral. This humble manga is a graphic memoir about the author, a non-binary lesbian and NEET. While I knew that this manga was about the author’s experiences hiring an escort, this…

  • Graphic Novel Review

    Through the Woods

    Warnings: Violence, Mild Gore My Thoughts I’ve read a lot of horror, ones that were bloodier and more disturbing than this. Yet those novels and graphic novels didn’t affect me the way that this one did. Through the Woods is a collection of horror comics that hearkens back to the creepiest fairy tales. The atmosphere in the novels is not to be understated, the stories and art are chilling, even when the stories are straightforward and can be predicted. “I married my love in the springtime, but by summer he’d locked me away. He’d murdered me dead by the autumn, & by winter I was naught but decay.” Even the…

  • Graphic Novel Review,  Webcomic Review

    Herding Cats

    My Thoughts As mentioned in previous reviews, it’s hard to scroll through a social media feed without having seen at least one of Sarah’s Scribbles reblogged at some point. If you’ve read my previous reviews of Adulthood is a Myth and Big Mushy Happy Lump then you already know that I’m a fan of this comic series. Sarah’s Scribbles is a comic about one artist’s everyday struggles as an awkward and introverted millennial. I’ve always found the comics to be cute and extremely relatable so I’m usually quite happy to read them as they come up. “If something is too harsh to say to someone else, maybe make sure you…

  • Graphic Memoir Review

    Dancing at the Pity Party: A Dead Mom Graphic Memoir

    Warnings: Death My Thoughts I think one of my favorite things is stumbling into a graphic novel and finding a gem. This unassuming little graphic novel made me cry, but it also made me smile and laugh too. Dancing at the Pity Party is exactly as it says on the cover, it is a memoir about the death of the author’s mother. This has honestly been one of the most heartfelt and honest stories about grieving and loss that I’ve ever read. I adored Tyler and her family, especially her fun and vivacious mother. This graphic memoir was written with so much love and honesty about the experience of losing…

  • Graphic Novel Review

    Graveneye

    Warnings: Extreme Gore, Graphic Animal Death and Taxidermy, Domestic Abuse, Disturbing Sexual Content, Violence, Cannibalism My Thoughts To say that this graphic novel shocked me is an understatement, but not because of the gruesome content. I’ll be honest that I didn’t enjoy the early parts of the story when I first started reading. I had put it down and didn’t feel the drive to pick it up for a few weeks after. I was initially put off mainly by the art style, it was too gritty for my liking. The choice of narrator was also initially strange, as the story is told from the point of view of a sentient…

  • Graphic Novel Review

    Fangs

    Also by this author: Adulthood Is a Myth, Big Mushy Happy Lump, Herding Cats Warnings: Discussions of Sex My Thoughts Fangs makes my little goth heart happy. It was a surprisingly down to Earth love story between a vampire and a werewolf that was just so wholesome I couldn’t help but melt a little. The book follows Elsie and Jimmy as they meet and fall in love through a series of one-page vignettes, keeping in line with Sarah’s signature comic style. “You let me be me.” I adored the main characters, Elsie is quirky and morbid, while Jimmy is sweet and a little goofy. The book is filled to the…