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Beautiful Horror: Emily Carroll’s ‘Through The Woods’ Is A Comics Masterwork [Review]

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Emily Carroll’s collection of horror comics, Through the Woods, operates largely on the alienation of the inexplicable experience. More specifically, with one exception, it explores that alienation in women, particularly young women. The struggle for many of these characters is the insidious horror of trauma, and all of the ways that trauma pulls you apart, both from yourself and your community, and leaves you susceptible to further terrors.

This trauma that suddenly makes you unreliable to the world around you, and indeed unreliable to yourself, provides much of the claustrophobia that characterizes the slowly closing trap of Carroll’s flashlight-whispered tales. These are spellbound stories through which every strength of the comics medium is put into employ. There are frankly very few writers in comics who can go toe-to-toe with Emily Carroll in this regard. The totality of these comics is a testament to the largely untapped potentials inherent in this medium.

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14 for ’14: Comic Book Creators To Watch In The New Year

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2014 promises to bring a flood of amazing work from a raft of talented cover artists, writers, web cartoonists, interior artists and mangaka. ComicsAlliance has looked at the new projects on the horizon and made a pick of 14 comic creators who we think will make an impact in 2014. Our hope is that this is just the tip of the iceberg, that there are 140 amazing creators on the cusp of creating something great in 2014 -- but these are our picks of the creators to keep an eye on.

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The Power Of Picture Books: Emily Carroll Talks ‘Fairy Tale Comics’ [Interview And Preview]

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This week, First Second Comics releases Fairy Tale Comics, a hardcover anthology of classic stories adapted by 17 prolific cartoonists. To celebrate, we've snagged an interview with Emily Carroll, whose adaptation of The Brothers Grimm's perhaps lesser-known tale "The 12 Dancing Princesses" graces the book's pages.

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Best Art Ever (This Week) – 07.05.13

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We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, and some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it’s awesome.

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Brandon Graham And Emily Carroll Put A Sinister Spin On Betty & Veronica

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If you've read Prophet, you've already seen Brandon Graham put his own incredibly enjoyable spin on a property that you might not expect to match up with his unique sensibilities. This week, though, he and artist Emily Carroll went a step further by retelling a classic

Hourly Comic Day 2013: A Few Favorites

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Last Friday, February 1, was Hourly Comic Day, an annual event that tasks artists of all skill levels with creating comic panels to summarize their respective days, one for each hour that they're awake. Like 24-Hour comic day, it's an excellent way to jump start creativity, and it can lead to some

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‘Little Heart’ Comics Anthology for Marriage Equality Reaches Kickstarter Goal

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Little Heart is a proposed anthology comic in support of marriage equality, presenting stories and vignettes about love by an impressive roster of cartoonists and illustrators from around the world, including Maurice Vellekoop, Emily Carroll, Michael DeForge, Noah Van Sciver and Sally Madden. Produced in partnership by Minneapolis sm

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Boom! Unveils Four ‘Adventure Time’ #2 Covers

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Though many fans are still reeling from the news that Boom! Studios is publishing an ongoing Adventure Time comic book series starting in February -- let alone that Dinosaur Comics' Ryan North, plus artists Shelli Parolin

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Emily Carroll Classes It Up In Her ‘BioShock’ and ‘Mass Effect’ Artwork

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If you dig the Giver illustrations by Lucy Knisley over on Picture Book Report, you may also enjoy the Brave New Worldartwork that her colleague Emily Carroll has put together. Carroll got some seasonal Internet

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