Book Review: Crawl Space by Jesse Jacobs

Crawl Space is a psychedelic graphic novel created by Jesse Jacobs, published by Koyama Press, and embodies the artist’s unique style of art and storytelling. Jacobs’ first graphic novel published with Koyama Press is his psychedelic creation myth By This You Shall Know Him (2012). This was followed, in 2014, by the publication of Safari…View Post

Book Review: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Author and mountaineer Jon Krakauer (who also wrote Into the Wild) recounts with disturbing clarity the 1996 Everest disaster, in his best-selling book, Into Thin Air (which was adapted into the Everest film – apparently deviating a lot from the book). Krakauer is an expert storyteller who transmits the intense feelings of stress, panic, and vigilance that the climbers…View Post

Book Review: Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Star Maker (1937) is a sci-fi novel written by British writer Olaf Stapledon. It describes the rich tapestry of cosmic evolution, surpassing in scale his previous novel First and Last Men (1930), which details the history of humanity from the present day back to two million years ago. Star Maker tells the story of a…View Post

Book Review: 40 Days in the Desert by Moebius

This article was originally published on Blue Labyrinths. Author: Matt Bluemink. French comic book artist and illustrator Jean Giraud (1938-2012), aka Moebius, has had, perhaps, a more profound influence on the contemporary imagination than any other artist working in his field in the 20th century, yet many people will have never even heard his name.…View Post

Book Review: Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer is incredibly well researched, features a balanced and mixed source of opinions and expertise, and covers the entire spectrum of moral issues raised by animal agriculture. Safran Foer writes in an accessible and relatable way about the uncomfortable horrors of meat production, using touches of humour and urgency when appropriate…View Post