BOOK REVIEW: Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey

written by David Steffen Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild is a 2018 graphic novel for kids, the sixth in the Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey (creator of Captain Underpants). The series so far has been reviewed here. Our hero Dog Man (half dog half policeman) is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey

GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: Locke and Key Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft, written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez

written by David Steffen Locke and Key Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft is a collected group of comics written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez and published by IDW publishing. The individual issues that make up the collection were published between February-July 2008. After the murder of their father by a couple of … Continue reading GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: Locke and Key Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft, written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez

DP FICTION #66A: “Finding the Center” by Andrew K Hoe

Content warning: racism, including racial slurs. I brought Annie to my math-racist’s because I’d stolen a laptop from the Syndicate. I’d stirred the vipers’ nest. Their reach was long, and I didn’t have anywhere to take her. Last year, they’d killed Annie’s mother—a trained policewoman—using crooked cops from our own precinct. So Annie went where … Continue reading DP FICTION #66A: “Finding the Center” by Andrew K Hoe

TV REVIEW: Star Vs the Forces of Evil Season 4

written by David Steffen Star Vs. the Forces of Evil is an action comedy cartoon about an interdimensional mage-warrior princess (Eden Sher) who was sent to Earth for a while where she made friends with earthling Marco Diaz (Adam McArthur) . Season 1 was previously reviewed here, Season 2 reviewed here, and Season 3 reviewed … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Star Vs the Forces of Evil Season 4

BOOK REVIEW: Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas

written by David Steffen Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas is a 2018 graphic novel for kids, the fifth in the Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey (creator of Captain Underpants). The series so far has been reviewed here. The story starts out as Dog Man (half dog half cop), Lil’ Petey (friendly non-evil immature … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas

TV REVIEW: Star Vs the Forces of Evil Season 3

written by David Steffen Star Vs. the Forces of Evil is an action comedy cartoon about an interdimensional mage-warrior princess (Eden Sher) who was sent to Earth for a while where she made friends with earthling Marco Diaz (Adam McArthur) . Season 1 was previously reviewed here, and Season 2 reviewed here. Season 3 aired … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Star Vs the Forces of Evil Season 3

MOVIE REVIEW: The Jungle Book (2016)

written by David Steffen The Jungle Book is a 2016 live action plus CG action/adventure film by Disney Studios which is based on the 1967 animated Disney film of the same title which is in turn based on a collection of stories with that same title published in 1894. Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is a “man … Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: The Jungle Book (2016)

MUSIC VIDEO DRILLDOWN #10: Q.U.E.E.N. by Janelle Monáe

written by David Steffen This is one of a series of articles wherein I examine a music video as a short film, focusing on the story rather than the music, trying to identify the story arcs and characters motivations, and consider the larger implication of events. The film this week is the 2013 film Q.U.E.E.N. … Continue reading MUSIC VIDEO DRILLDOWN #10: Q.U.E.E.N. by Janelle Monáe

BOOK REVIEW: Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey

written by David Steffen Dog Man and Cat Kid is a 2017 graphic novel for kids, the fourth in the Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey (creator of Captain Underpants), the series so far has been reviewed here. The title character Dog Man is a half-dog half-policeman who fights crime with the strengths and weaknesses … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey

TV REVIEW: Star Vs. the Forces of Evil Season 2

written by David Steffen Star Vs. the Forces of Evil is an action comedy cartoon about an interdimensional mage-warrior princess visiting Earth. Season 1 was previously reviewed here. Season 2 aired on Disney XD between July 2016 and February 2017. This review contains spoilers for season 1. Keep in mind this review will contain spoilers … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Star Vs. the Forces of Evil Season 2