Archive For November, 2012

Writing Notes

By | November 26, 2012

Tweet (Refer to the Text Fragments post for interesting words and phrases.) Words hyphenated words: Generally words migrate from open (two words) through hyphenation to closed (one word).  ‘life cycle’ appear to be skipping the hyphenation phase and though the open form still predominates, the closed form (‘lifecycle’) is gaining.  Before versions are generally considered […]

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Teen Manga

By | November 3, 2012

Tweet School Gunnerkrigg Court Thomas Siddell’s rendering of unusual students at a British boarding school is reminiscent (in an excellent fashion) in both art and characters to San Francisco resident Ted Naifeh’s Courtney Crumrin series.  It’s interesting that both series though written by men are centered on extremely bright young women unfazed by the beasties […]

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Adult Manga

By | November 1, 2012

Tweet Western Scalped Scalped The Gnawing Vol 6 by Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera, published by Vertigo.  Graphic novel series.  More violent than 100 Bullets. Spy, Military, Ninja Greg Rucka Queen & Country series: criticized by some because while the main protagonist (Tara Chase) is a female Brit, the writer is a male native of […]

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All Ages Manga

By | November 1, 2012

Tweet (Also see the post Children’s Fiction.) Paranormal Courtney Crumrin; Polly and the Pirates Ted Naifeh brings great characterization and detail to all of his art (including Gloom Cookie and Kin) but it is the stories that he also writes that we get to truly appreciate his storytelling.  It may seem odd that the best […]

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