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Food is the catalyst for comic book romance in Bloom and Meal | AV Club

Food is the catalyst for comic book romance in Bloom and Meal

Food and romance are tightly linked. Dates often happen at restaurants, cooking a lavish meal for your partner is an act of affection, and major relationship milestones are celebrated with food. There’s intimacy in both cooking and eating, in sharing the experience of making and consuming dishes that nourish the body and stimulate the senses. Two new graphic novels, First Second’s Bloom and Iron Circus’ Meal, explore this intimacy through two very different areas of cuisine: pastry baking and entomophagy (eating insects). Both titles use food to advance queer romances, bringing lovers together by sharing culinary traditions and making new discoveries.

Food is the catalyst for comic book romance in Bloom and Meal

Edible Insects within Cultural Context–and Comic Panels | Bugs 4 Beginners

Edible Insects within Cultural Context–and Comic Panels

A review of ‘Meal’, the entomophagy comic by Blue Delliquanti and Soleil Ho

Edible Insects within Cultural Context–and Comic Panels

Trotman’s Iron Circus Celebrates “Strange and Amazing” Comics | Publishers Weekly

Trotman’s Iron Circus Celebrates ‘Strange and Amazing’ Comics

Founded by cartoonist/publisher and crowdfunding diva SpikeTrotman to self-publish her early graphic novels, Iron Circus Comics has grown into a full-service queer-friendly small press specializing in publishing original comics works by an impressive range of young artists.

Trotman’s Iron Circus Celebrates “Strange and Amazingâ” Comics

Dinner’s swarming in the oven? Insects as a food source | MPR News

Dinner’s swarming in the oven? Insects as a food source

A locally-produced graphic novel aims to help us get over our bias against eating bugs.

Dinner’s swarming in the oven? Insects as a food source

TAMAMO THE FOX MAIDEN by Kel McDonald | Kirkus Reviews

TAMAMO THE FOX MAIDEN by Kel McDonald | Kirkus Reviews

An ethnically diverse assembly of artists present graphic interpretations of Asian folktales ranging from silly or spooky to dark and mysterious.

TAMAMO THE FOX MAIDEN by Kel McDonald | Kirkus Reviews

Review: Iron Circus Comics offers other vantage points in ‘The Girl Who Married A Skull’ and ‘Meal’ | The Beat

Review: Iron Circus Comics offers other vantage points in ‘The Girl Who Married A Skull’ and ‘Meal’

If you’re seeking diversity in comics that comes at you both powerfully and gently at the same time, Iron Circus Comics may be your answer.

Review: Iron Circus Comics offers other vantage points in ‘The Girl Who Married A Skull’ and ‘Meal’

Graphic Novels, January 4, 2019 | Library Journal

Graphic Novels, January 4, 2019 | Xpress Reviews

“Excellent for readers seeking a fresh, modern take on supernatural fantasy; Lafrenais’s creative, thoughtful collection manages to be both enjoyable and disturbing.”

Graphic Novels, January 4, 2019 | Library Journal

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INDIE VIEW: Frantz, Czap, and Gébé find meaning in different landscapes | The Beat

INDIE VIEW: Frantz, Czap, and Gébé find meaning in different landscapes

Reviewed: Maria Frantz’s The Chancellor and the Citadel, Kevin Czap’s Four Years, and Gébé’s Letters To Survivors.

INDIE VIEW: Frantz, Czap, and Gébé find meaning in different landscapes

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