Funnybook Babylon

April 13, 2007

Funnybooks lovers of teenage drama and angst would love! Part One: Teen Drama. Neat.

Filed under: Articles — Gabe Mariani @ 7:01 pm

No TV show or book or genre adequately conveys the kind of thing I am going for this week, so you get an extra long (but appropriately descriptive) title. Teen drama is often done in an extremely annoying or clunky manner, so it’s not one of my favorite things to read about. These books get it right – it’s not just entertaining, but it feels real. Part two of this column (Teen Drama: With a Twist) will be along in about a month or so in the interest of variety.
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April 6, 2007

Funnybooks fans of Lost would love!

Filed under: Articles — Gabe Mariani @ 2:00 pm

Well, here’s another experiment with this format. I was a big fan of Lost when it first premiered, and even though I think it’s fallen off lately, I still enjoy a lot of the plot devices and storytelling techniques they used. Here’s a couple series I think have that same “Lost formula” – intertwining character and plot threads with some science fiction thrown in here or there to keep things interesting. So this week’s column is a list of Funnybooks fans of Lost would love!
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March 30, 2007

Funnybooks someone with a sense of humor would love!

Filed under: Articles — Gabe Mariani @ 12:00 pm

In celebration of April Fool’s day, this week we’re going to be taking a look at Funnybooks someone with a sense of humor would love. I’ve picked a few series and authors who I’ve picked out some series, an OGN, a shorter work, and what feels like a humor anthology. I’ve included works with different types of humor, so there’s bound to be something here you’ll like – but I’m pretty sure you’d enjoy all of it.

I’m also gonna loosen up the structure and writing style to make these a bit more fun to read from here on out, so I’d love for you to join me.
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March 23, 2007

Funnybooks your young niece or nephew would love!

Filed under: Articles — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Gabe Mariani @ 8:30 am

I’ve seen many recommendation lists that suggest a number of series (or original graphic novels) to loan to a friend that might get him interested in comics. They usually contain titles as varied as Watchmen by Alan Moore, Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan, and Fell by Warren Ellis. These are good introductions to the medium, but they don’t all appeal to the same type of reader. That’s where Funnybooks ___________ would love! comes in. This week: Funnybooks your young niece or nephew would love!

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