Books: The Perfect Gift

December 15, 2016 Jamie Moses 0

Suggestions from Talking Leaves Bookstore:   The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Phaedra Patrick In this poignant and charming debut, a lovable widower embarks on […]


December 8, 2016 Jamie Moses 0

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT By Neil Gaiman (Author) and Michael Zulli (Illustrator) Dark Horse Comics (Publisher) Review by Maia Bankhead. Do you enjoy Grimm’s Fairy […]


November 17, 2016 Jamie Moses 0

THE PRIVATE EYE By Bryan K Vaughn (Author) and Marcos Martin (Illustrator) Image Comics Inc. (Publisher) Reviewed by Jack Dumpert. Spanish artist Marcos Martin told […]


November 3, 2016 Jamie Moses 0

THIS ONE SUMMER By Mariko Tamaki (Author) and Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator) First Second Books (Publisher) Review by Emil Novak Sr. Who doesn’t love that week-long […]


October 13, 2016 Jamie Moses 0

Grizzly Shark Ryan Ottley (Author & Artist) Image Comics (Publisher) Review by Joe Tell Hot on the heels of the popular Sharknado film series, GrizzlyShark […]

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October 6, 2016 Jamie Moses 0

BLACK MAGICK, VOL. 1: AWAKENING By Greg Rucka (Author) and Nicola Scott (Illustrator) Image Comics (Publisher) Review by Gabriel Allandro. “Eight words the Wiccan Rede […]


August 25, 2016 Artvoice 0

presented by By Mark Rahner (Author) and Jethro Morales (Illustrator) Dynamite Entertainment (Publisher) Review by Joe Tell. Dejah of Mars is an action-packed graphic novel […]


August 25, 2016 Artvoice 0

By Paul Tobin (Author) and Colleen Coover (Illustrator) Dark Horse Comics (Publisher) Review by Carolyn Marcille. Bandette is less John Le Carre and more Amelie, […]

“The Ride” by Cynthia Hunt

July 7, 2016 Artvoice 0

Ring Ring Response Reaction Repugnant Ruffled Rattled Reading Risk Factor Removal Radiocontrast Dye Rx Regimen Recession Recurrence Relapse Resentment Radiation Road to Recovery Rehabilitation REMISSION


June 30, 2016 Artvoice 0

“Memory Foam” by Spencer E. Carr A dirtbag mattress flopped all stained and frameless in the corner wakes suddenly and feels its face—the rictus of […]


June 24, 2016 Artvoice 1

In Dedication to the Buffalo Puerto Rican/Latino Memorial By Alberto O. Cappas   We visited the Buffalo Canal Side Enjoying the lively breeze from the […]

Graphic Traffic, presented by Queen City Bookstore INC.

June 16, 2016 Artvoice 0

Long ago, before the rise of television shows like “Adventure Time” and “The Powerpuff Girls,” Cartoon Network showed only old cartoons. Many of these cartoons were produced by Hanna-Barbera in the 60s and 70s, when they were best known for “The Flintsones” and “The Jetsons.”


June 9, 2016 Artvoice 0

A Request by Yoshua Carnegie That which was shall be again, and again in new variation. Beloved Machines, When the future has shrugged us off, […]


June 2, 2016 Artvoice 0

GUACAMOLE HOUR BY LISA WILEY —    at the lake house Five avocados wait on the sill, a little conspiracy ripening, as I wonder who […]

Graphic Traffic presented by Queen City Bookstore INC.

May 26, 2016 Artvoice 0

I cried while reading this story, and I have no clue why. Seriously, I can’t fully wrap my head around this story, and yet something about this made me actually cry. Divinity relies on subtle plays on your emotions in order to hit you when you least expect it, even if you don’t understand what’s going on.

Graphic Traffic, Presented by Queen City Bookstore Inc.

May 19, 2016 Artvoice 0

What happens when you review a graphic novel that you last read when you were ten? You hope to God that you don’t weep over your undeveloped brain’s idea of a good story. Cosmic Adventures, as the hilarious editor’s notes call it, follows twelve-year-old Kara Zor-El after her rocket comes to Earth and crashes through Lex Luthor’s giant mech. Seriously…that’s how this thing starts.

Deadpool: Dead Presidents

April 14, 2016 Artvoice 0

By Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn (Authors) and Tony Moore (Illustrator) Marvel Comics (Publisher) Review by What do you get when you combine over-the-top graphic […]

Insufferable, Vol. 1

April 14, 2016 Artvoice 0

By Mark Waid (Author) and Peter Krause (Illustrators) IDW Publishing (Publisher) > Review by Gabriel Allandro Irredeemable was a horrifying take on the Superman concept: […]


April 7, 2016 Artvoice 0

The first thing that appealed to me about Luminae was its vibrant cover art of a woman with seemingly armored wings holding a magically glowing bow that was aimed straight at me. Upon seeing the name of the author/illustrator, one of first things I thought was, “Who the hell is Bengal?”

Identity Crisis

April 7, 2016 Artvoice 0

The secret identity is easily one of the most important aspects of super hero action fiction.  While it stretches all the way back to the genre’s earliest beginnings in the pulp novels of characters like The Shadow and The Phantom, over the years the concept has started to feel a little anachronistic. 

An International Banquet of Edible Books

March 31, 2016 Artvoice 0

Every year, WNY Book Arts Center invites artists, foodies, and book-lovers to design and display books intended to be consumed.  Each presentation is to be inspired by literary references, books, or the general form.  They are exhibited, documented, and then consumed.  Each piece is ranked by local celebrity judges and artist/chefs are awarded with prizes donated from local businesses.

Archie, Vol. 1

March 31, 2016 Artvoice 0

What do you think of when you add an unwitting, red-headed engine of destruction, a love triangle and Pop Tate’s? If you know your comics, then you know I’m talking about Archie Andrews, the lovable (yet hormonal) teen at Riverdale High.

Y: The Last Man – Deluxe Edition, Book one

March 31, 2016 Artvoice 0

In Brooklyn, a xNew York Police Department officer puts her firearm to her temple and says “All of the men are dead.”  This is the final panel of the first page of creators Brian K. Vaughan and Pie Guerra’s career-defining epic Y: The Last Man, a comic book that follows the last two creatures to carry the gender-defining Y chromosome on planet Earth. 

“All The World’s A Stage”

March 24, 2016 Artvoice 0

This year marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.  He is said to have died on the same date he was born:  23 April.  Throughout 2016, all “seven ages of men” will gather to rejoice Shakespeare’s life and works.  Peace of the City—the organization annually producing Shakespeare Comes to (716)—will kick off the celebration at their yearly benefit, on Thursday (3/31). 

Daredevil by Frank Miller and Klaus Omnibus

March 24, 2016 Artvoice 0

It was an auspicious debut. The credits on page one of Daredevil #158 read, “From time to time a truly great new artist will explode upon the Marvel scene like a bombshell … Frank Miller is such an artist!” At age twenty-two, Frank Miller, largely unknown and uncredited, became the illustrator of one of the core characters in the Marvel Universe. Daredevil, created in 1964 by Stan Lee (with Bill Everett), was unique, a handicapped superhero.

S.H.I.E.L.D. by Steranko: The Complete Collection

March 17, 2016 Artvoice 0

Jim Steranko, superstar guest at the 2015 Buffalo Comicon, told the story of being offered a job by four different comic book companies in a single day. He took Marvel’s offer when Stan Lee gave him his choice of any Marvel character. “I told him I’ll take the guy with the eye patch,” he said.

Deadpool & Cable: Ultimate Collection, Book 1

March 17, 2016 Artvoice 0

It comes along every so often, that perfect buddy-action book that fits together like peanut butter and jelly. Deadpool & Cable is not that book. But it’s still a fun romp through the minds and motivations of Wade Wilson (Deadpool, the Merc with the Mouth) and Nathan  Summers (Cable, the Merc with the … umm, Metal Parts).

A Poetry Reading Featuring Lauren Shufran

March 10, 2016 Artvoice 0

On Friday (3/11), Rust Belt Books (415 Grant Street) will host Lauren Shufran to present a thought-provoking and apt reading, at 8pm.  There will be a conversation to follow on: the animal-human, poetics of the body, translation, queering homophobia, and historicizing islamophobia.