Community blogger Jessica Baldanzi reviews “The Juggler of Our Lady,” a simple and beautiful graphic narrative by illustrator and animator R.O. Blechman

Posted on Dec. 20, 2015 at 4:04 p.m.
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Community blogger Jessica Baldanzi reviews “The Leg,” a graphic novel by Van Jensen and Jose Pimienta that features a unique and unexpected hero

Posted on Nov. 30, 2015 at 4:04 p.m.

Community blogger Jessica Baldanzi reviews “Prison Island,” a young adult graphic memoir about a nostalgic return rather than a prison break

Posted on Nov. 2, 2015 at 4:25 p.m.
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Posted on Sept. 21, 2015 at 11:59 a.m.

Community blogger Jessica Baldanzi reviews ‘Thor: The Goddess of Thunder,’ a fun yet controversial mainstream comic


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Posted on Aug. 17, 2015 at 5:58 p.m.

Community blogger Jessica Baldanzi reviews “Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy,” an award-winning young adult comic that brings strong female characters to the forefront.

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Posted on July 8, 2015 at 5:14 p.m.

“The Glorkian Warrior Eats Adventure Pie” — a favorite of community blogger Jessica Baldanzi’s children — is a silly, smart comic that will keep kids laughing.

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Posted on June 4, 2015 at 12:22 p.m.

Community blogger Jessica Baldanzi reviews, “Jennifer’s Journal: The Life of a SubUrban Girl, Vol 1,” a graphic memoir by Jennifer Cruté that artfully melds simple illustrations with complex issues.


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Posted on April 21, 2015 at 12:33 p.m.

In her graphic novel “Fatherland: A Family History,” Nina Bunjevac intertwines the history of her family with that of the country that shaped their fate. It’s a difficult yet hopeful memoir, community blogger Jessica Baldanzi says.


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Posted on March 17, 2015 at 12:20 p.m.

Community Blogger Jessica Baldanzi reviews “March: Book Two,” the second book in a graphic memoir trilogy by Georgia Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.

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Posted on Feb. 24, 2015 at 1:50 p.m.

A “Hansel and Gretel” graphic novel by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti features rich, dizzying illustrations that mark a return to the dark topics once broached by classic fairytales, community blogger Jessica Baldanzi says. 

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Jessica Baldanzi
Jessica Baldanzi grew up in New Jersey near New York City, but has been gradually transforming into a Hoosier since 1995, when she began graduate school at IU Bloomington. She’s been teaching English at Goshen College since 2006 and spends her spare time wrangling her two toddler sidekicks, as well as writing, running and of course, reading. (Photo above by Kyle Schlabach.)