Sunday, April 1, 2018

Wrapped Up: A Review

*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange of my honest opinion*

Wrapped Up (Vol. 1)
David Scheidt (Author) 
    Scott McMahan (Illustrator) 

lease Date: May 1st, 2018
Publisher: Lion Forge Comics
Genre: Books > Children's Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Humorous
Print Length: 160 pages
Age Level: 9-12 yrs old
    Format Read: Digital ARC via Netgalley
Rating: ★★★

"Milo is just your average twelve-year-old kid. He lives next-door to an ex-con wizard. He's got a sad single dad, a stepdad who is basically Indiana Jones, and a Goth stepsister. And he's the only "normal" person in a wacky, crazy world in which the hits just keep on coming. Evil (but super cute) cats? Check. A babysitter who's younger than him and also an incompetent witch? Check. Chocolate cows grazing in his living room? That too.

Milo would really love to be left alone to skateboard and eat pizza, his two main life goals, but circumstances are constantly, hilariously, absurdly against him."

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Trains: Photography of A. Aubrey Bodine

Trains: Photography of A. Aubrey Bodine
By: Jennifer B. Bodine

Release Date: April 28, 2018  Pre-Order Today!
Publisher: Schiffer
Genre: Books > Art & Photography > Vehicle Pictorials > Trains
Print Length: 128 pages
Age Level: Any
Format Read: Digital ARC via Edelweiss+
Rating: ★★★★

A. Aubrey Bodine, newspaper photographer, pictorialist, modernist, and documentarian, was a Baltimore Sun feature photographer from 1924-1970. This book is his archive of train photographs chronicling mid-twentieth-century rail transportation and the people working on the railroad. Bodine's images of steam and diesel locomotives document an era passed. Herein contains award-winning pictures, currently popular pictures, historically interesting pictures, and pictures unseen until this volume. These images demonstrate Bodine's pictorialist and modernist photographic eye for trains and railroads in motion and at rest. Bodine published four books, wrote articles, judged photographic Salons, won awards from all over the world, lectured across northeast America, and held down a full-time job at a major metropolitan newspaper. This is the fourth Bodine picture book assembled by his daughter, Jennifer. Their previous collaborations are Bodine's Chesapeake Bay Country, Bodine's City, and Bodine's Industry.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Lumberjanes: Volume 1

Lumberjanes (Volume 1)
Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis (Authors)
Brook Allen (Illustrator)
Publisher: Boom!- Boom! Box (Apr 1, 2015)
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels
Print Length: 128
Age Level: Grade 5 & up
Format Read: Kindle & ComiXology
Rating: ★★★

What's to Love: Lumberjanes is the hit series from the BOOM! Box imprint that features five rad ladies who fight monster baddies with the power of friendship! Written by Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, Adventure Time) and newcomer Grace Ellis, and illustrated by Brooke Allen (A Home for Mr. Easter), this new series has taken comics by storm and placed on many Best-of-the-Year lists, including Comics Alliance, Entertainment Weekly, and Comic Book Resources.

What It Is: At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams! Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they're not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here. Presented as the Lumberjanes Field Manual featuring a cover gallery and early character designs by Noelle Stevenson and Brooke Allen. Collects issues #1-4.