Persephone Graphic Novel Review

Persephone

Erica gives this comic three starsPersephone by Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky, Edward Gauvin (translator), and Deron Bennett (letterer)

Gardening saves the world. This is basically what happens in Persephone. This is a lovely retelling of Persephone and Demeter’s mythical mother-daughter relationship by Locatelli-Kournwsky. Unlike other readers, I was happy that Hades was dead when the book started. This allows the book to be about women and more focused on Persephone’s personal identity and growth. Continue reading “Persephone Graphic Novel Review”

Afar Graphic Novel Review

Afar

Erica gives this comic three starsAfar by Leila Del Duca (writer), Kit Seaton (artist), and Taneka Stotts (editor)

As a concept, in the art, and in the characters, I loved Afar. Unfortunately, it felt short, and parts of the story — particularly Boetema’s travels in space and both her and Inotu’s travels in their world — were not given their full realized due. I wanted another volume of Afar, not because I like this universe (I did), but because it felt unfinished. Continue reading “Afar Graphic Novel Review”

My Solo Exchange Diary Vol 2 Graphic Novel Review

My Solo Exchange Diary Vol 2

Erica Gives This Comic Four StarsMy Solo Exchange Diary Vol 2 by Nagata Kabi

This is a sequel to My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, which off the top, I liked the first one better. And no, this doesn’t have to do with the lower amount of content about sex and sex work. Perhaps I read My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness during a down moment in my own life and could better identify with the loneliness and depression throughout the book.

My Solo Exchange Diary continues to cover loneliness and depression, plus Nagata’s struggles to move from her parents’ home and the changes in her career. This book expands on the career component when it comes to her being out of the closet with her parents and honest about the sexually explicit nature of her work, how she speaks about her family, and in general, being a lesbian. Anyone who’s ever written autobiographical content has struggled with this. It’s extremely pivotal for Nagata that she’s able to move away from her parents’ house and get out from under that dynamic as her family reads and experiences her work. Continue reading “My Solo Exchange Diary Vol 2 Graphic Novel Review”