Bingo Love Graphic Novel Review

Erica gives this comic five starsBingo Love by Tee Franklin
Art: Jenn St-Onge

Bingo LoveDisclaimer: I did back this book on Kickstarter. Which is really just a way of saying, I backed a book that I thought would be enjoyable, but I still paid for it, so why is this disclaimer here?

To the actual book, I loved Bingo Love. I loved its characters. I loved its love theme. I loved the art. I cried while reading it. Yes, cried. (Listen, I’ve watched Grey’s Anatomy for 14 seasons, and I don’t cry at it. Stone cold.) This warmed my cold, cold heart.

Bing Love is about true love. But it’s also about how to care about the person you love. How to really take care of them in this world. Both the writing and the art are extremely conscientious about this.

This is also an important graphic novel when it comes to queer black women and their representation. Hazel and Mari’s love story felt new and previously untold in ways that it shouldn’t have. We should have a ton of stories of the love between queer black women. I’m glad Franklin and St-Onge have put Bingo Love into the world to add one more.

In 1963 as middle schoolers, Hazel and Mari meet each other when their grandmothers play bingo together. Continue reading “Bingo Love Graphic Novel Review”

Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting #4 Comic Book Review

Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting #4Erica gives this comic five starsFinding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting #4 by Justine Prado
Art: Jenn St-Onge

I didn’t realize this comic book only went to four print issues (so far), so super short post to talk about this one issue, friends.

I loved Hunter being her terrible boss at the startup. This is definitely how life goes, when you think that you’ll never see someone again and you don’t want to, they show up in your life again. Also makes sense that Hunter seems extremely unqualified for what he’s doing, and as a white dude, it doesn’t matter. Someone thinks the “sweet” boy has potential.

The house with too many cats was fun. And how Molly keeps trying to count, but then loses track. I also wouldn’t want to scoop all those boxes. But it’s no wonder that some cats snuck their way into Molly’s purse and car.

Driving for Oinker, oh the gig economy. It’s very realistic that all the artists have other jobs. That all people are struggling in this world.

Though Molly will soon need to learn how not to waste all her weekends working for someone else. And only doing it when she really needs to.

I do hope that more of Prado and St-Onge’s series is collected into books.