Graphic Inspiration

For whatever reason, these past few weeks have left me feeling drained and lethargic. Unfortunately, living in Florida means I can’t blame it on the lingering cold weather. Nope — sunny skies and hot days over here! The agony.

I’m not sure why, but I haven’t been feeling creatively inspired and often times find myself watching old seasons of the The Real Housewives instead of sewing or writing a blog post. So, what do you do when you are feeling a little blah? I like to go to book stores – somewhere I can walk around and peruse, and maybe sit and lose myself in someone else’s world for a bit. I’ve always loved book stores to the point that in college, I would walk 3 miles to Barnes and Noble, walk around, searching through the different genres, and settle in a big, comfy chair for an hour or so before walking 3 miles home. There’s something about being surrounded by books that calms me, and allows me to leave happier than when I came in.

IMG_3434edited-1This time, it was a comic book shop – specifically Tate’s Comics in Lauderhill, FL. They have a huge selection of comics, graphic novels, and really anything your nerd heart desires. Jhonny and I spent the morning in here, picking up old favorites (Squirrel Girl forever <3), and exploring new titles.

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Jhonny was the first to turn me on to graphic novels. When we first started dating, in addition to our Doctor Who/Naruto swap, I had him listen to Bob Dylan and he had me read the Scott Pilgrim series. Once again, we fell in love with the other’s interests and have continued to expand and share a common love for music and graphic novels and comic books.

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Dress: Simplicity New Look Pattern 6509 in black corduroy fabric; Shirt: Gap; Tights: gift from years ago; Converse high tops in black

Those who haven’t read any comic books or graphic novels, please know there are so many other stories out there other than just the Marvel or DC universes. There is truly something out there for everyone. Next up on my list is the March series, which is a series about the Civil Rights movement told through Congressman John Lewis’s perspective.

IMG_3442editedSo, what about you? What are some of your favorite comic books? Graphic novels? What about manga? Please leave me suggestions in the comments below!

Until next time,

Allie

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