Pénélope Bagieu celebrates history’s rebellious women with Brazen biographies

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Cartoonist Pénélope Bagieu is developing quite the reputation as a graphic biographer. After telling the story of Mama Cass in last year’s rich, graceful California Dreamin’, she returns to nonfiction with an expansive collection of biographical shorts: Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked The World (First Second). Bagieu…

The art is as evocative as the message in Black History In Its Own Words

Black History Month is coming to a close, so it’s a good time for readers to grab a copy of Ronald Wimberly’s Black History In Its Own Words (Image) and gain a resource that can be used to continue exploring black history all year round. Composed of 40 portraits (including Wimberly’s self-portrait for the foreword) of…

Discover the story behind Mama Cass in this California Dreamin’ exclusive

Cass Elliot, best known to the world as Mama Cass of the pop rock group The Mamas And The Papas, was an anomaly in the pop music world of the ’60s and ’70s. She had a smooth, powerful voice and loads of charisma, but her plus-sized appearance set her apart from the rest of the pop starlets of the time, which was both…

Rage Of Ultron baffles those without in-depth Avengers knowledge

Kris Mukai’s latest sees the versatile cartoonist veer into yet another direction after the grimy humor of Commuter and foraging adventure of Bibi The Witch. As the title suggests, Weeping Flower, Grows In Darkness is decidedly more ominous in tone: Young friends Eleanor and Antony wander alone in the woods among a…