Girl Town by Carolyn Nowak
Rating: 5/5 stars
Girl Town is a collection of short comics by Nowak about being a woman and being in your 20s. Nowak perfectly captures the feels of not having it all together, but having the best female friends. And not wanting to move forward in life without them.
Her art style is fresh and organic. Nowak thinks through what each woman would individually look like — if she’s curvy, has body hair, has a tummy, dyes her hair, wears makeup, etc. All her characters are distinct from each other in the ways people are. Nowak’s art is also gender inclusive, and her works feature a lot of queer characters. Continue reading “Girl Town Graphic Novel Review”
Comic book reviews for Lumberjanes #35, Lumberjanes #36, and Lumberjanes #37 by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Carolyn Nowak, and Ayme Sotuyo
Average rating: 3.6/5 stars
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Comic book reviews for Lumberjanes #32, Lumberjanes #33, and Lumberjanes #34 by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Carey Pietsch, and Carolyn Nowak
Average rating: 4.6/5 stars
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Comic book reviews for Lumberjanes #19, Lumberjanes #20, and Lumberjanes #21 by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Carolyn Nowak, and Carey Pietsch
Average rating: 4.3/5 stars
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Yes, the time has come to say goodbye to 2015 and ring in 2016. Here’s a look back at the Best and the Worst of 2015* Comic Books.
The Best On-Going Series
1. Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Val De Landro, and Robert Wilson IV
Average rating: 5/5
I love this blatantly intersectional feminist book so much. It packs a solid punch with each and every issue. Though it makes me sad that the book is late almost every month. However, the work and finesse that DeConnick and De Landro put into it make it layered, relevant, and scarily close to our reality. Not to mention the fantabulous essays in the back of every issue.
Read my reviews of Bitch Planet.
2. Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooke Allen, Kat Leyh, Brittney Williams, and Carolyn Nowak
Average rating: 4.9/5
This series was a runaway hit. I’m so happy for the success Lumberjanes has had, both in making it an ongoing series and for its creators, who are doing other amazing projects too. At its heart, this is a book about female friendship and that critical friendship during adolescence. Sure, there are dinosaurs, magical gods, mermaids, etc., but the core is the relationships between the girls. My only wish would be that when I was a girl, there was a great book like this.
Love live Lumberjanes! Friendship to the max!
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Comic book reviews for Lumberjanes #16, Lumberjanes #17, and Lumberjanes #18 by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Brooke Allen, Kat Leyh, and Carolyn Nowak
Average rating: 4.6/5 stars
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Comic book reviews for Lumberjanes #10, Lumberjanes #11, and Lumberjanes #12 by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, and Carolyn Nowak
Average rating: 5/5 stars
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