Katie Skelly’s latest outstanding horror comic Maids opens with a gory promise to its readers: keep reading to discover whose bloody eyeball is rolling across the floor. Although, if you’re a true crime fan you may already know the answer: Maids is based on the story of Christine and Léa Papin, two sisters working as servants in a wealthy household who in 1933 butchered their employer Léonie Lancelin and her daughter Genevieve. But even if you’re already familiar with the case, which sparked debates over […]
Ghost Wall is a story about Sylvie, a seventeen year old girl, dragged along on an Iron Age reenactment in northern England with her father, Bill. Bill’s enthusiasm for the Iron Age is a hobby; he isn’t traditionally educated in the subject, and jumps at the opportunity to join Professor Jim Slade and his students for what is essentially a two-week summer LARP. He brings his wife, Alison, and his daughter, Sylvie, along for the ride. It becomes obvious early in the novel that Bill […]
This series is everything I wanted (and more) from Miss Peregrine’s…of which I was not a fan. The first book, Every Heart a Doorway—and how can you not love a book with that title—wasn’t my favorite, but was special because of what it was: a love letter to days spent wandering through attics and cellars, woods and riverbeds, and all the other mysterious places I spent my childhood in search of that One Magic Thing. I never knew what I was looking for when I […]
This book is full of tidbits of creative advice, but those tidbits don’t really add up to anything new.
I spent years at conventions admiring the single issues of this comic and waiting for the day when they would be collected. Finally, my friends, that day has come.