Wandering Son Vol. 1 by Shimura Takako

[Edit: Originally published July 23, 2016] This was quite possibly the sweetest thing I have ever read and I am ridiculously disappointed that I can’t find the next two volumes of the manga for under 100 dollars.  Wandering Son is about two transgender children and their self discovery and how it progresses through a year at… Continue reading Wandering Son Vol. 1 by Shimura Takako

The Heart of Thomas by Moto Hagio

JULY 20, 2016The Heart of Thomas by Moto Hagio [Edit: Originally published July 20, 2016] The Heart of Thomas begins with a young boy, Thomas, the titular character, committing suicide by throwing himself off a bridge. He’s doing so after being rejected by the boy he’s in love with. Cut to the prestigious boarding school that… Continue reading The Heart of Thomas by Moto Hagio

Julio’s Day by Gilbert Hernandez

[Edit: Originally published July 16, 2016] Julio’s day is a comic I found rather sobering in relation to the other books I’ve been reading recently. It’s not dark, but it’s real. It tells the story of one man, Julio and his family over several generations spanning from Julio’s birth in 1900 to his death in… Continue reading Julio’s Day by Gilbert Hernandez