Monstress (a comic book review)

Readers know that I like comic books. But superhero comics have lost a lot of charm for me over the years, to the point where I actively seek out alternative stories. Monstress is the comic book I’ve been looking for. This review is the first volume, sub-titled “Awakening.” Monstress follows Maika Halfwolf, an Arcanic, half... Continue Reading →

USERNAME: EVIE (a book review)

First of all, I should point out that Username: Evie is a graphic novel. Occasionally, the talented, and extremely attractive, people at MojoFiction make me read graphic novels. That's okay, though, because I like comic books in their collected format. I love reading and I love art, so that's a no-brainer. But I've grown tired... Continue Reading →

Pictures From My Mom

I thought I'd post a picture of my mom for Mother's Day. I know what you're thinking. Your thinking, "Look out, she's a futuristic cyborg! ...Or she works for the NSA." Wrong on both counts. See, these days my mom is an avid photographer and I think this picture best represents her. This is who... Continue Reading →

Norman Rockwell, Where Art Thou?

Picture if you will a dark, overcast day in Chicago. Street lamps reflect in small pools of water left over from the rain and a thin mist seems to hang in the air. Our eye takes us downtown, to the intersection of Wacker and LaSalle Street, just over the bridge. Imagine the rain has stopped ten... Continue Reading →

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