Hullo, everyone! It has been a while, hasn't it? Apologies for that, I have been busy with work and my master's in literature. The blog has had to take a backseat these past couple of months but after a lovely two-week break, I feel in just the right mood to create a MASTERPLAN for The... Continue Reading →
Giant Days Vol. 08 by John Allison and Max Sarin – Graphic Novel Review
Previous | Next Friendships, relationships, living together--what do all these have in common? They tend to get messy, especially when you're just turning twenty. Those are the lessons our heroines are met with, come Volume 08 of Giant Days. I first read it in 2021 and promptly forgot to review it; revisiting the series again... Continue Reading →
Giant Days: Vol. 07 by John Allison – Graphic Novel Review
Previous | Next Christmas joy and celebration! That’s what you might think you’re getting when you open up the seventh volume of Giant Days, the greatest most wonderful-est life-sliced comedy graphic novel out there. This issue centres around Susan’s return home and the way she feels towards her mummy is the way all of us... Continue Reading →
Giant Days Vol. 06 by John Alison – Graphic Novel Review
Previous | Next First off, that #21 cover has some bitchin’ 'Susan as hard-boiled detective' art. Our girls have been burgled! Well, their apartment has, which is somehow even worse, considering it forces us to visit Susan’s room. The issue turns very serious when Daisy reveals to Esther and Susan that the only keepsakes she... Continue Reading →
My May TBR!
Hi, folks! I thought I'd try a new thing this month and talk about the books I hope to read this coming month - there are quite a few of them, but I am confident I can get through a good amount of them! https://youtu.be/94rF27IRby8 What are you reading over the month of May?
Giant Days Vol. 04 by John Allison – Graphic Novel Review
Previous | Next Hello, friends! Have you heard the word? No, it's not "bird," you brain-addled madperson, it's "brilliant" or "fun" or "stellar"--fine, fine, that's plenty of words. All of them, however, are perfect in encapsulating every single volume of Giant Days I've read thus far; the fourth volume is no exception. This volume opens... Continue Reading →
Sunday Comics: Giant Days Vol. 03
It is a fool who pushes his favourite new mania to the side, only to return and review it six months later! Yes, I did it, and I accept my guilt with a bowed head. Whatever the circumstances of 2020--and aren't they a thrill?--mine is a sin not to be underestimated. I've ignored my sacred duty to spread the word about John Alison's wonderful Giant Days too long...
Month-in-Review: April 2020 At the Grimoire Reliquary
April was a great month for the blog in terms of views, my best to date! I had over seven hundred views which, granted, is what anyone who is anyone gets in a microsecond - but I'm well-pleased with it. What do I owe that to? I Experienced A New World With The Girl and... Continue Reading →
Giant Days Vol. 02 by John Allison – Graphic Novel Review
If you missed out on my joyful review of the first volume of Giant Days, you can click here. I barely began my reading of the second volume of the brilliant slice-of-life when already I found myself transformed by it! How, you ask - and I won't just tell you, I'll show you! You see... Continue Reading →
Giant Days Vol. 01 by John Allison – Graphic Novel Review
This is my new comic book addiction, I just know it. In this slice-of-life, first-year university friends and roommates Susan Ptolemy, Esther de Groot and Daisy Wooton have plenty to teach us about friendship, relationships and comedic timing. Also, holding grudges against moustachioed men. In this story of doom and wonderful drama, Esther de Groot... Continue Reading →