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Matthew Burbridge

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Matthew Burbridge

Reviewer
mburbridge26@gmail.com

Matthew Burbridge is a digital editor at ComiXology who does freelance art on the side.  He has previously interned at GraphicNovelReporter.com and also taught art at the Renaissance Art Center of Sparta, New Jersey. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in March of 2011 with a degree in sequential art.

Matthew Burbridge

Reviews by Matthew Burbridge

by Deb Lucke - Children's 7-10, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Magic

Grunhilda the Witch has a weakness…a tiny soft spot on her otherwise black and crusty heart. She hides the nice feelings she gets whenever she receives a letter from former student Madison. But her familiars are onto her. They search her hovel and find a huge collection of letters from Madison --- evidence that, once again, the witch has fallen off the straight-and-narrow path of wickedness. Mr. Williams has a solution, but it involves making a meanness potion from THE-BOOK-THAT-IS-NOT-TO-BE-USED-FOR-GOOD. Things go dreadfully wrong when he accidentally releases Positivity Potion instead. Birds are singing. Flowers are growing. The principal cancels school! The entire town of Salem is exuberant. Grunhilda has to find a way to fix the town, find her familiars who run away in the confusion, and return her heart to its original black and crusty state. All before the ancestors wake up.

written by Steve Niles with illustrations by Chris Mitten - Graphic Novel, Horror

Cal McDonald's changed...and maybe not for the better. Locked away and numbing himself with booze and aspirin, the undead Cal feels the evil consuming him. Will he be able to withstand its pull or will he become the monster war's greatest weapon of destruction?

by Loris Lora - Graphic Novel

What is the link between Alfred Hitchcock and Charles and Ray Eames, or illustrator Mary Blair and actor Steve McQueen? In EVENTUALLY EVERYTHING CONNECTS, Loris Lora makes all the creative connections so you don't have to. Explore the movers, shakers, and shapers of the arts in the Californian modernist movement in Nobrow's hardback Leporello format.

by Annie Goetzinger - Graphic Novel

In February of 1947, the crème de la crème of Paris haute couture have flocked to see Christian Dior’s debut fashion show. In a flurry of corolla shaped skirts, the parade of models file down the runway and the mesmerized audience declares the show a triumph. When Clara—a freshly hired chronicler and guide to the busy corridors of the brand-new fashion house—is hand-picked by Dior to be a model, she knows her life will never be the same. A biography docudrama that marries fiction with the story of one of the greatest couturiers in history, this work is a breathless and stunning presentation of Christian Dior’s greatest designs, beautifully rendered by bestselling artist Annie Goetzinger.

by Nina Bunjevac - Graphic Novel, Nonfiction

Standing alongside Marjane Satrapi's PERSEPOLIS and Joe Sacco's PALESTINE, Nina Bunjevac's FATHERLAND renders the searing history of the Balkans in the twentieth century through the experiences of the author and her family. In 1975, fearing her husband’s growing fanaticism, Nina Bunjevac's mother fled her marriage and adopted country of Canada, taking Nina—then only a toddler—and her older sister back to Yugoslavia to live with her parents.

by Pascal Rabaté - Graphic Novel

A brilliant homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, this unique accordion book, which opens in two directions, provides a series of 20 tableaux of a street scene as it evolves across a single day and night. Providing a multitude of ongoing stories that develop across both sides of the book, readers witness the lives of single people, couples, and families as well as stories of love, separation, and possibly even murder.

Written by Joyce Brabner and drawn by Mark Zingarelli - Comic Books, Graphic Novel, Nonfiction

The renowned graphic-book author Joyce Brabner’s Second Avenue Caper is the true story of a tight-knit group of artists and activists living in New York City in the early 1980s who found themselves on the front lines in the fight against AIDS.

by Jill Lepore - Cultural Studies, History, Nonfiction

Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded so vast and wildly passionate a following as Wonder Woman. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she also has a secret history. Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator.

by Hubert and Kerascoët - Comic Books, Graphic Novel

 

When the repulsively ugly Coddie unintentionally saves a fairy from a spell, she does not understand the poisonous nature of the wish granted her by the fairy. The village folk no longer see her as repulsive and stinking of fish—they now perceive her as magnetically beautiful—which does not help her in her village. A young local lord saves her, but it soon becomes apparent that Coddie’s destiny may be far greater than anyone ever imagined. Caustic and flamboyant, this fairy tale offers grownups an engrossing take on the nature of beauty.

by Régis Loisel - Comic Books, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Graphic Novel

For the first time in English, this book collects the entire 6-volume series that's sold over 1,000,000 copies worldwide. Before he became Peter Pan, before his arrival to Neverland, he was a boy fighting for survival. Born into the harsh Dickensian London suburbs, an alcoholic mother leaving him in an almost-orphan state, Peter’s only retreat from reality was the fantastical stories given to him by a friendly neighbour --- allowing him to escape temporarily from the darkness of the adult world.