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Monica Friedman

Monica Friedman has a Dewey Decimal tattoo, a master's degree in creative writing, and 270° of floor to ceiling bookshelves in her home office. She left a lucrative career crafting web content for search engine optimization to throw her life away on starving artistry and has never been happier. Her passions include childhood literacy, dark chocolate, and macro photography, and she has been known to lecture strangers about race/class/gender/sexuality until her audience's eyes glaze over and they wander away. Monica lives with 1 husband, 2 stepkids, and a terrible cat in the dry heat of Tucson, Arizona. You can read short reviews of every book she's read since December 2006 at Dragon's Library and check out her original words and pictures on QWERTYvsDvorak.com. Twitter: @QWERTYvsDvorak

3 Kinky Sex Webcomics

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

I Love the Fantasy Artwork of Travis Hanson and You Can Too

The only item I bought when I covered Tucson Comic-Con this year was Adventures for a Lazy Afternoon by Travis Hanson. ...

No Context Given: Superman Can’t Master the High Kick

Superman fails his audition for the Rockettes. Superman No. 259 Story: Cary Bates — Art: Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson

No Context Given: Superman Has a Lynx on His Mind

Don’t knock yourself out trying to make sense of this one. It’s completely ridiculous even if you do know the ...

Lines Drawn in the Desert: 3 Days at Tucson Comic-Con

  Three Days at Tucson Comic-Con “I remember when this Con was two rooms in the basement of a hotel,” ...

4 Things to Love about ANGELA: QUEEN OF HEL

I feel compelled to preface this review by stating that I didn’t know what this book was when I requested it. ...

Things Get Broken. Things Explode. It’s a Dinosaur Disaster.

To be fair, dinosaurs are kind of low-hanging fruit in the children’s non-fiction market. It’s not hard to sell dinosaur ...

No Context Given: How It Feels to Be a Girl

Thanks for mansplaining how it feels to be a girl, Superboy. Now go forth and treat women fairly. 80 Page ...

6 Powerful Women of Webcomics

These chicks are too busy kicking ass to take names! Their spec fic worlds are overrun with roaming monsters, or ...

Empathy by Design: Understanding the Refugee Crisis through Comics

Nobody desires refugee status. No one asks to flee their homeland in terror, to inculcate themselves into a foreign nation where ...

3 Webcomics for People Who Find Kinky Sex Hilarious

Look, sex is hilarious. It’s messy and weird-looking, and if you do it wrong it’s awkward and confusing and likely ...

PICTURES THAT TICK: SHORT NARRATIVE [BOOK ONE] by Dave McKean

  A woman I knew in college posted a photo of an interesting looking hardcover comic on Facebook. “I’m getting ...

LIT 501: The Proper Reading of Comics

When I wrote “I Expected Batman and Robin, Not Pornography,” I was preaching to the choir. Panels is a site inhabited ...

3 Webcomics You Can Read Straight Through

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

I Expected Batman and Robin, Not Pornography

Offended by “shocking” material presented in her 200-level college English course, a woman who has presumably never read The Killing Joke ...

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