Preview: Chicago – A Comix Memoir By Glenn Head (Fantagraphics)

A Portrait of the Cartoonist as a Young Virgin Living in Suburbia

Chicago - A Comix Memoir By Glenn Head Cover

Featuring Cameo Appearances by R. Crumb, Muhammad Ali, and the Author’s Suicidal Thoughts


Here’s a 7 page preview of Chicago, a memoir by Eisner-nominated cartoonist and editor Glenn Head, on sale September 2nd, 2015 from Fantagraphics Books.


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John Porcellino, The Hospital Suite

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Sirene – Featured Cosplayer Interview

Sirene aka “MangoSirene”

Sirene as Barbara Gordon [Young Justice] (Photo by LJinto)

There are many talented models and performers who bring their love & enthusiasm to dressing up as their favorite characters. Comic Book Critic will regularly showcase a performer who embodies this spirit of cosplaying.

Whether it’s creating the costume from scratch, altering the appearance of an existing one, or just getting into character, these performers spend a lot of time and effort on their craft. As much as we all enjoy seeing our favorite fictional characters represented in real life, let’s not forget the behind-the-scenes work that goes into that portrayal.

One thing is for certain though, their love of cosplaying shines through in their work.

The Comic Book Critic Featured Cosplayer Interview this week is:

Sirene “MangoSirene” from Chicago, IL

Sirene as Miss Martian (M'gann M'orzz) [Young Justice] (Photo by Carroll K.)

Sirene aka MangoSirene only began cosplaying several years ago, but you’d never tell that from the costumes that she creates. Not only does she have numerous costumes in a wide variety of genres, but the level of detail that she puts into her work seems like she’s been doing this for far longer. From her Portal 2 cosplay to her incredibly awesome Princess Kraehe, Sirene puts her all into the work of creating the costumes and then into bringing the characters to life.

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