Death Sentence: London continues the phenomenal critical and sales hit rampant with sex, drugs and superpowers! Making this perfect jumping-on point, awesome all-new rising star artist Martin Simmonds joins co-creator Montynero (X-Men Annual, Verigo CMYK) for a wild ride!
I Kill Giants, the critically-acclaimed graphic novel by Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura, is headed to the big screen! Major gasp! Have you read I Kill Giants? HAVE YOU? If not then what are you doing with your life? Go read it.
It features Barbara Thorson, a girl struggling with life by escaping into a fantasy life of magic and monsters. There’s a twist, which to be honest I couldn’t see coming, but like all twists perhaps you will. It also made me cry, with all its real, visceral gutsiness.
The artwork has an intensity to it that threatens to splinter apart at any moment, and which is beautiful to look at. This is a book to be returned to again and again, and we have high hopes for the film here at Girls Like Comics.
Danielle Lavigne creates deeply personal, political and observational comics. Her willingness to communicate her own story, no matter how difficult the subject matter, is impressive and shows her generosity as a storyteller. Being so open about tough topics, such as mental illness, undoubtedly increases awareness and hopefully reaches someone that might be going through a similar situation. Never underestimate the healing power in finding someones’ story out there and saying ‘Me too’.