A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.
When I was younger, comic books were flimsy things full of muscular superheroes. At some point in the last quarter century, they became much more substantial, not just as physical objects, but in content. Now they range across all genres and can be considered a form of literature in their own right. Some of them have splendid artwork, some tackle serious issues and some have storylines which span across multiple volumes. And they have a new name prove their evolution.
This week, VL celebrates the graphic novel with a full slate of reviews showing their variety and appeal.
Monday- Jackie is thrilled to discover Vincent by Barbara Stok, a graphic novel of van Gogh’s most creative years.
Tuesday- Sharon reads an unusual memoir of the Holocaust.
Wednesday- Kate bought the new Spiderwoman graphic novel on impulse, and is now busy trying to make everyone read it.
Thursday- Simon is conflicted about Brecht Evens’ Panther.
Friday- Cath reads the hyper-smash Hyperbole and a half by Allie Brosh.
Graphic in the style of Roy Lichenstein found multiple in collections on Pinterest.