Horror Comics: Spooky Graphic Novels from M&Q’s Experts

Halloween Horror Comics DisplayHappy October, friends! If you enjoy being simultaneously terrified and comfortable, nothing beats curling up with a scary story on a dark fall evening. In addition to good old standbys like classic Gothic horror and Stephen King, consider broadening your Halloween reading repertoire this month with some spine-tingling graphic novels.

Spook-o-MeterThe comic-lovers among our staff have prepared a hearty selection of Halloween-themed graphic novels for your enjoyment and/or ruination. They run the gamut from “charming” to “you may never be able to sleep again”, so we’ve also created a handy Spook-o-Meter to ensure that you don’t unintentionally exceed your unique horror tolerance level. (We’re not kidding around.) On to the selections! Continue reading

Recommended reads from artist Jim Keefe

Jim KeefeAs part of this month’s Notable Community Reader Series, we heard from Minneapolis-based artist Jim Keefe. Currently the artist of Sally Forth, Keefe is also the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip (both are available at DailyInk.com). A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe also teaches Comic Art. His teaching and speaking engagements have included the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, the University of Minnesota, and most recently, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Jim was kind enough to share some of his favorite books, focusing his recommendations on comics and their creators:

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