‘Dash’ Brings LGBTQ+ Representation to Classic Private Eye Storytelling

Meet Dash: an old-fashioned private-eye story with a twist. You might be used to campy noir detective stories set in the 1940s, with their terrible references and blatant misogyny, but this ain’t exactly that. Dash: The Case of the Mysterious Zita Makara is the tale of a gay detective in the 1940s and a challenging case he isn’t sure he’s going to take.

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Cirque du Soleil and the Longest Fall: Guest Gregory A. Wilson

Gregory A. Wilson is a man who wears many hats. Not only is he a fantasy author, but he is a college professor, one of the hosts of the science fiction and fantasy podcast Speculate!, and a TwitchTV channel host! His latest endeavor as author is the upcoming graphic novel ‘Icarus,’ an epic fantasy about a pair of unlikely heroes who are bound together by their quest to free an entire people from slavery. This week, Greg tells us what made him geek out while writing ‘Icarus.’

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Go on an Adventure to Find ‘The Wrong Wrights’

The great folks at Smithsonian Books have begun a new series of graphic novels for the 9-12 age range called ‘Secret Smithsonian Adventures.’ The first book in the series, ‘The Wrong Wrights’ by Chris Kientz and Steve Hockensmith, and illustrated by Lee Nielsen, comes out this week, and I can tell you that it is an entertaining read. Here’s my slightly spoiler-y recap, but I’ll refrain from spoiling the really important stuff.

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