A couple of new items.

* A lovely academic review of A Boy and a Girl. 


But this apparent predictability is the entire point of the graphic novel. Jamie S. Rich knows exactly what he’s doing by giving us a bland title and a SEEMINGLY bland opening to a story. It’s anything but bland, trite, and predictable. And even when you think it’s predictable in other ways, it’s not. This plot has several key twists and turns that are important for Rich to explore his themes dealing with identity, freedom, sexuality, beauty, true love, friendship, and ethics. 

Me talking on the PDX Beat podcast about comics and the like.

Current Soundtrack: Conor Oberst, Upside Down Mountain