Community Blogger Jessica Baldanzi reviews "Step Aside, Pops," Kate Beaton’s newest collection of smart, irreverent comics 

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

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


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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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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.)