Author Archives: Ginger Mayerson

Book review: Citizen. An American Lyric

Citizen. An American Lyric By Claudine Rankine Published by Greywolf Press Review copy provided by the publisher Review by Ginger Mayerson Racism is bad, insidious and ubiquitous, and nothing is ever going to get any better until the singularity when … Continue reading

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Book review: The World Beyond Your Head

The World Beyond Your Head By Michael B. Crawford Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN: 9780374292980 Review copy provided by the publisher Review by Ginger Mayerson I mostly liked and agreed with about the first half of Matthew B. … Continue reading

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Cosplay at Anime Expo 2015

Lots of great cosplay at AX 2015

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Book review: The Completely Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

The Completely Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green By Eric Orner Published by Northwest Press ISBN 978-1928720826 Review copy provided by the publisher (Thanks, Zan!) Review by Ginger Mayerson I liked The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green comics. … Continue reading

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Anime Expo 2014 Day 3 (because I didn’t make it to day 2)

Yeah, didn’t make it to AX yesterday, but here’s the cosplay crop for today:

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Anime Expo 2014 Day 1

I’m not covering the convention, but I am taking lots of pictures there. Here’s the famous voice actress, Karen Kahler I met on the metro on the way to AX. And then cosplay:

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Book review: All Joy and No Fun

All Joy and No Fun By Jennifer Senior Published by Harper Collins Ecco ISBN 978-00620722221 Review copy provided by the publisher Review by Ginger Mayerson Modern parenting – duty or privilege? Or something else? Full disclosure: I chose not to … Continue reading

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WonderCon 2014: Tuna Bora

Tuna Bora had two books at WonderCon: a sketchbook mostly of pen and ink work from two years ago and an illustration book of the past year in various media. She had prints of both books and a few independent … Continue reading

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WonderCon 2014: Tanya Bjork

Tanya Bjork has been making comics since 2003 and it was a guest spot in a printed webcomic anthology edited by comics artist Robert Tritthardt. Tanya has studied art, but is mostly self-taught. As far back as she can remember, … Continue reading

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WonderCon 2014: Shing Yin Khor

Shing Yin Khor is a comic artist and sculptor. Most of her work is about a crypto-zoological institute that studies them. Her background is in theater scenic design. This is her fifth year of doing conventions. WonderCon was going great … Continue reading

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WonderCon 2014: Ron Bassilian

I spoke to Ron Bassilian the writer of Inferno Los Angeles, which is an updating in comic book form of Dante’s Inferno. The mouth of hell is in Westwood, and the underworld is full of LA characters, like movie producers … Continue reading

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WonderCon 2014: Jordon Monsell

Jordon Monsell makes silhouettes. Really, seriously, I am not making this up. He will even cut out a portrait while you wait for $20. I would like to now take this opportunity to publicly retroactively apologize to Jordon for standing … Continue reading

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WonderCon 2014: James Cartwright

Cartwright Comics are written by James Cartwright and illustrated by Pelligre (Rocky Mountain Fire Lizard) and Mike Ratliff (Hamsters), whom he found online through message boards. He’s never met them in person, but the art turned out fantastic. James chose … Continue reading

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WonderCon 2014: Hillary Bauman

Hillary Bauman, creator of Cirrus: The Red Storm, which is a hand-painted graphic novel, now up to two issues. She also had a couple of clay models from the Cirrus comic book on display. The other book she was promoting … Continue reading

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WonderCon 2014: Christopher Wanzie

Christopher Wanzie‘s work deals with transhumanistic technologies, and how human beings are going to deal with emerging technologies. He is especially interested in how it’s going to affect us specifically from a spiritual standpoint, and so incorporates arcane religious images … Continue reading

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WonderCon 2014: Moira Hahn

Moira Hahn had one of the most beautiful art books I saw at WonderCon. Excellent reproduction of her excellent art, which is visually pleasing and mentally stimulating (great stuff!). She calls her work nouveau ukiyo-e, combining contemporary culture and things … Continue reading

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Artists at WonderCon 2014

So, WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention center was wonderful (except for parking, but that’s what I get for going down there at 11 AM). I could only be there on Saturday, but on Saturday I found more new and fascinating … Continue reading

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WonderCon 2014 in Anaheim was wonderful

So, I only made it to Saturday at WonderCon, but it was totally worth it, horrific parking notwithstanding or something. I talked to some really wonderful artists, and those reports will be posted very soon, but first, some cosplay. Enjoy!

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