Hellboy: Bubble to Box

The tension between showing and telling isn’t unique to comics, certainly, but because comic books have to engage with the question of what to show and what to say with every panel, the question is more prominent in this art form than in many others. Because omniscient narration isn’t popular …

Owly: Iconic Speech

Like many people, I’m a sucker for adorable creatures with big eyes. This serves me well when reading Owly, the graphic novels created by Andy Runton, since any book in the series could come with an “adorable creature per panel” guarantee. Despite its darling cast, though, this is a complicated …