July hasn’t been that great of a month. At work, you can feel it in the air that people just want to quit. (Which I’m sad about but they gotta do what makes them happy.) In my personal life, I’m super stressed about by my little sister (she’s a big spender), goddamn pests that strikes fear in my heart, and my five year old iPod touch broke. :((
And although it’s been kind of awful, not awful things include EVERYTHING COMIC RELATED!!
I FINALLY SAW WONDER WOMAN.
It might’ve taken me a month and a half to watch it, but watch it I did. And it’s just as excellent as everybody says it is. It is, by no means, the best superhero movie ever but it’s certainly the best recent DC superhero movie. Diana was everything!!!!!! I love how she wanted to just fight for the people and defeat Ares. Oh my god, I was so attracted to Robin Wright and David Thewlis. (IDK why but I could not stop hearteying when I saw them.) Also, I can see why people were fangirling about Chris Pine. (This is actually the first movie that made me see why people find him attractive.) I think the only thing I didn’t like was the push of romance. I know Diana and Steve Trevor have a thing overall, but I was not about that. Overall, I loved it.
Everything dealing with Monstress was a saga with many happy endings.
Unnecessary double negative. I knew I couldn’t miss the Monstress Vol. 2 event because 1. I needed to tell Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda how much I love Monstress (again) and 2. my big sister wanted me to go because she loves Monstress and the creators. Initially, things didn’t look like I could make it because of work, but I made it work!
— Cee ✨🔮 (@tnhcee) July 16, 2017
Marjorie and Sana were only signing, and ooh wheeee, the line for the signing was lonnnnnnnnnggg. At the event, they were selling a print (didn’t get it because it was veryyyy expensive), Monstress washcloths, and little Monstress notebooks. I could not resist!!
Like I said last year, “MARJORIE AND SANA ARE FRICKIN’ AWESOME AND SWEET. If you have the opportunity to meet them, you should go!”
Irene Koh is the coolest ever.
Irene Koh is a fantastic artist and martial artist. She draws the new Legend of Korra comics, and damn, Korrasami. *HEARTEYES* SHE IS SUCH A BABE. I LOVE HER. Her art and this comic lives up to everybody’s expectations. At the event, she talked about how she got into comics, how she has always drawn comics when she was younger (a lot of Naruto), was super transparent about how much she got paid for Legend of Korra graphic novel, talked about developing her style, and her interests.
REST IN PEACE, SEYMOUR THE IPOD TOUCH.
I think in June, I accidentally dropped it screen first onto the cement, so it nearly shattered my screen, but it was still working. A couple of days ago at the end of July, my poor iPod touch fell again onto my bedroom floor, and RIP, it might light up but the touchscreen doesn’t work. I’m so sad about it because I played music from it!
|SITTING ON MY BOOKSHELF|
- A Conjuring of Light by Victoria Schwab*
- Doctor Aphra • Vol. 1: Aphra by Kieron Gillen and Kev Walker
- Star-Lord: Grounded by Chip Zdarsky and Kris Anka
- Nightwing (Rebirth) • Vol. 2: Welcome Back to Bludhaven by by Tim Seeley and Marcus To
- Deadly Class • Vol. 1: Reagan Youth by Rick Remender and Wesley Craig
- The Wicked + The Divine • Vol. 5: Imperial Phase I by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
- Monstress • Vol. 2: The Blood by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda*
- Goldie Vance • Vol. 1 by by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams*
- File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents by Lemony Snicket*
- In the Night Garden (The Orphan Tales #1) by Catherynne M. Valente*
- In the Cities of Coin and Spice (The Orphan Tales #2) by Catherynne M. Valente*
- Shade the Changing Girl • Vol. 1: Earth Girl Made Easy by Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone*
(fyi * are the ones I bought this month.)
- All Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson (ARC)
- Wicked Bugs: The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth by Amy Stewart (ARC)
- The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez (ARC)
- Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World by Reshma Saujani
- The Friendship Code (Girls Who Code #1) by Stacia Deutsch (not pictured)
- Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
- The Punch Escrow by Tal M. Klein (ARC)
- Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore (ARC)
- That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston (ARC)
- A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo (ARC)
- There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins (ARC)
- Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke
- Demon Vol 3 + 4 by Jason Shiga
- Spinning by Tillie Walden
- Ghostly Echoes (Jackaby #3) by William Ritter
- The Dire King (Jackaby #4) by William Ritter
Thank you for the books, Penguin, Algonquin Books, Doubleday Books, First Second, and Brianna.
|BLOG POSTS GALORE|
- Swords for Everyone (Katana at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee)
- You Are Not Alone (Aftercare Instructions by Bonnie Pipkin)
- Honor Thy Scooby Doo Gang (Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero)
- FROM PANEL TO PANEL • Marks the Spot (Knife’s Edge by Hope Larson & Rebecca Mock)
- COMIC FIRSTS • Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 – With Great Power Must Come Great Responsibility
- COMIC FIRSTS • Moonstruck #1: Welcome to The Black Cat Cafe
- You Are Cursed (By Chance or Providence by Becky Cloonan)
- FROM PANEL TO PANEL • You Are Cursed (By Chance or Providence by Becky Cloonan)
- July 2017 Graphic Novel Releases To Look Out For
- TOO MUCH TBR • July 2017
- SINCERELY, CEE • A letter from yours truly to Edgar Canteron & Meddling Kids
- HOLY, MOTHER COVER! • Changes in Tell Me Something Real by Calla Devlin
|NOTE TO SELF FOR NEXT MONTH|
Read, read, read. Write, write, write. Comics, comics, comics.