The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

Is it earth-shattering? No. Does it change the literary landscape? No. Is it deep and powerful and life-changing? Not really for most I suppose. But it has been an experience. It’s slow, gentle, sweet and filled with humour that almost never goes beyond small chuckles. I won’t spoil it but it’s like a gentle rollercoaster…

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: The Final Gauntlet (2019)

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: The Final Gauntlet WRITER: Donny Cates ART: Geoff Shaw, David Marquez Donny Cates does what Donny Cates does. He writes a kickass comic that has a fantastic cast of characters, gives a great focus on the core ones and is a remarkable combination of very innovative and creative and…

[Book Review] Firefly: Big Damn Hero by Nancy Holder

Firefly: Big Damn Hero by Nancy Holder My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m a huge Browncoat and I looked forward to this book with great joy. I also kept my expectations low because it was a new direction for media based on the show which has been limited to live-action and comics and both are…

Harbinger Renegade, Vol. 1: The Judgment of Solomon [REVIEW]

Harbinger Renegade, Vol. 1: The Judgment of Solomon Story: Rafer Roberts Art: Darick Robertson & Juan José Ryp Harbinger as a series was one of the highlights of the vaunted and much hyped relaunch of the Valiant line – they all blew me and many readers away, but Harbinger and the adventures of Peter, Faith and all the rest…

Life, the universe and Science vs. Religion

For a while now I tend to approach conversations about religion vs. science with a bit of weariness because it feels sometimes like the topic has become touchier and touchier over time – people have become (a) more vocal on both sides and (b) more thin skinned generally speaking. But a little while ago I…

My “art” and me… and other people…

Artist. It’s a term that I’ve always, ALWAYS, hesitated to use to describe myself or what I do or even really as a hobby. I’m a doodler. Well usually I suppose I sketch if anything… and by that I mean just randomly start drawing something with a pencil and then once my mind and fingers…