Books · Graphic Novel

Book to Screen 2018: The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba

Late last year Netflix announced a new series: The Umbrella Academy, based on the comics by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba. The first casting announcement revealed that Ellen Page, who played Shadowcat in X-Men: Days of Future Past, has taken on the role of Vanya, the series’ first antagonist. In this post, we’ll look at… Continue reading Book to Screen 2018: The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba

Books · Manga

Food Wars! by Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki

Shokugeki no Soma, known in the UK as Food Wars! (QUICK READS 741.5952 TSU) has been serialised in Shonen Jump magazine since 2012. One of the longest-running manga magazines, ‘Shonen’ can be translated as ‘for boys only’ Can you identify the manga series advertised on the cover of Shonen Jump? We’ve spotted One Piece, Deathnote,… Continue reading Food Wars! by Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki

Books · Graphic Novel

Maus by Art Spiegelman

How do you tell the story of a horrific event like the Holocaust? Artist Art Spiegelman won the Pulitzer Prize for his graphic novel Maus: a Survivor’s Tale (NORFOLK HOUSE 741.5973 SPI), but he still isn’t sure he ‘gets’ it: “There’s so much I’ll never be able to understand or visualise (…) Reality is too… Continue reading Maus by Art Spiegelman

Books

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Netflix’ adaptation of Alias Grace (BOOK ZONE 823.91 ATW) premiers this week! Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood (and prompted by the recent success of The Handmaid’s Tale), the series will tell the story of real-life murderess Grace Marks and fictional ‘alienist’ Doctor Simon Jordan in six hour-long episodes. Author Margaret Atwood has a cameo… Continue reading Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood