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Gina Nicoll

Gina Nicoll lives in Toronto, where she buys so many books the mailman thinks she's opening a library. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @anawkwardreader.

Inbox/Outbox: August 4, 2017

What books did you acquire (inbox) and finish (outbox) this week?

Buy, Borrow, Bypass: Illness Memoirs

Mini-reviews of memoirs about illness.

The Best Comics We Read in February

What were the best comics Rioters read in February? Check out our picks.

100 Must-Read Graphic Memoirs

7 Poetry Slam Videos on Mental Illness

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Here are 7 slam poetry videos about the reality of mental illness.

How Do You Count Comics on Goodreads?

We here at Panels are taking some much needed time off; in the meantime, we’re revisiting some favorite old posts ...

5 Comics to Curl Up With in the Winter

Winter, especially winter here in Canada, makes me want to curl up inside with a book, but I still love ...

How Do You Count Comics on Goodreads?

I have a problem. I haven’t updated my Goodreads in months because I can’t decide how I want to add ...

9 Reasons I Adore Jillian Tamaki and You Should Too

Kate Beaton, comic creator extraordinaire responsible for Hark! A Vagrant, calls Jillian Tamaki “King Midas.” Kate Beaton does not lie. I’ve ...

A Very GIF-y Retelling of My First Convention

A couple weekends ago I went to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) for the first time. I’m a newbie ...

3 Books About Books

I am physically incapable of passing up a book about books. Maybe it’s because I don’t know many book lovers ...

Best Book Nominees: Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning

The Doug Wright Awards were founded in 2004 to recognize and promote Canadian comics, and their promotion is definitely working ...

An Ode to Awesome Women

Whenever possible, become friends with women who are smarter than you. That’s one of my guiding principles in life. Smart ...

Read ‘Em: Comics About Sex

In the immortal words of Salt-N-Pepa, let’s talk about sex—in comics, that is. A few years ago, my first thought ...