Its National Redhead Day! Celebrate The Best Literary Redheads!

Its National Redhead Day! Celebrate The Best Literary Redheads!

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Its National Redhead Day, or as its more widely known National Love Your Red Hair Day, celebrates all of you out there with gorgeous locks of flaming hair. This celebration is made to make redheads feel confident and embrace their natural beauty, especially with the unique coloration they are blessed with. To celebrate in our own way, let’s count down some of the best redheads across the literature spectrum and see the abundance of them! 5. Ygritte: ‘A Song of ice and fire’ Image via Seven kingdoms of westeros Ygritte hails from the gritty world of A Song of Ice and …

Should ‘Tintin in the Congo’ Be Sold to Children?

Should ‘Tintin in the Congo’ Be Sold to Children?

The Adventures of Tintin is best known as a series of family friendly graphic novels. Hergé, the author of the books, has made them enjoyable for both kids and adults, as they incorporate topics appealing to both older and younger audiences. However, the first few books in the series were known to be quite political and controversial, as opposed to the later entries. There was one book which erupted with negative criticism, however, and caused a lot of trouble for Hergé.   Image Via Alistgator   Tintin in the Congo was published in 1931, and many campaigners and writers described the …

3 Brilliant Comic Book Characters You May Not Know

3 Brilliant Comic Book Characters You May Not Know

While we are lucky enough to live in a time where we can witness a relentless downpour of the amazing Marvel and DC graphic novels, the world of comics is far more vast than just those two beasts. The graphic novel universe is tremendously diverse, and it produces so many memorable characters that have had lasting effects on readers around the world. If you are only reading what you know, you’re really missing out. Here are some memorable (albeit strange!) comic book characters that you may not have heard of but will be glad that you did.   Mickey Rat Image Via Last Gasp …

Not Into Superhero Stories? Check Out These Classic Graphic Novels

Not Into Superhero Stories? Check Out These Classic Graphic Novels

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2019 has been a huge year for comic book adaptations, from Avengers: Endgame which was released earlier this year, to Joker, which is set to release this October. However, not all iconic comic books are based on superheroes. With the current overflow of Marvel and DC superhero movies, we tend to forget that some of the best graphic novels don’t necessarily revolve around characters with supernatural abilities. Here are some classics you may already be familiar with, but still need the recognition they deserve.   Persepolis   Image Via Amazon Persepolis is a graphic novel written by Marjane Satrapi. It portrays the author’s …

Initial Drawing for the Very First Cover of ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ Discovered, Will be Auctioned

Initial Drawing for the Very First Cover of ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ Discovered, Will be Auctioned

The first cover art of The Adventures of Tintin, one of the most popular comic book series of all time, has been unearthed and is heading to Heritage Auctions on June 8th and 9th in Dallas, Texas. Created by legendary Belgian cartoonist Hergé, The Adventures of Tintin Vol.1: Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, is estimated to bring in the incredible price of $1,300,000. According to artnet.com and their price database, Hergé’s auction record currently is set at €2,650,000 (around $2,980,000), which was put in place at 2014 for the front pages of a 1937 Tintin publication. This sale also …