• Horror Graphic Novel Review

    When I Arrived at the Castle

    My Review: When I Arrived at the Castle is an erotic gothic horror that is as gruesome as it is decadently beautiful. The color palette is striking; sharp black and white with gratuitous splashes of red. The colors work perfectly with the lascivious artwork, many of the panels draw the reader’s eye to the character’s mouths and breasts. The line between arousal and obscene is very fine, creating an intensely uncomfortable atmosphere right from the start. The plot is sparse but highly suggestive, the pace makes the story feel disorienting, which is precisely what makes it creepy. I read it a few times to really soak the story in, and…

  • Graphic Novel Review

    Fangs

    My Review: 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. I adored the main characters, Elsie is quirky and morbid, while Jimmy is sweet and a little goofy. The book is filled to the brim with cheeky one-liners and terrible vampire and werewolf puns, and I couldn’t help but smile with each one. The art in Fangs…

  • Horror Graphic Novel Review

    Snow, Glass, Apples

    My Review: I really love when fairy tale retellings play with my expectations, mixing up the story to provide something fresh and new. Snow White is an icon of classic fairy tales, thanks in part to Walt Disney her appearance is unforgettable; raven black hair, deep red lips, skin pure and white as snow. The description alone makes me think of another legend, another creature, equally famous. Snow, Glass, Apples was a refreshing reimagining of the Snow White fairy tale. Keeping in mind the grim and brutal nature of the original story, I really enjoyed the role reversal that is presented, with the story being told from the point of…