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The MBTA Takes a Personal Day

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Comically Speaking: Cartoon Exhibit at the Essex Art Center

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               Comically Speaking: Illustrations and drawings by Don Mathias, David Sullivan,
                             Sage Stossel, Mark Parisi & John Klossner

                                               Jan 9 – March 6, 2015

(Pictured: John Klossner, Don Mathias, Mark Parisi, David Sullivan, and Sage Stossel; Photo via Don Mathias)

Sketches from the MIT Media Lab Breast Pump Hackathon

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Dispatch From the Home Front

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Or click here to see “Life As A New Mom, Summed Up In A Cartoon” at Huffington Post Parents.

A Conversation With Art Spiegelman (Boston Globe cartoon)

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Casinos in Massachusetts (Boston Globe Cartoon)

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Graphic Novel STARLING

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“If Jane Austen had written this—and in an alternative universe, she could have—it might be called ‘Capes and Coffeebreaks’… The delightfully complicated and cannily crafted plot interweaves Amy’s romantic uncertainties with her super-heroic adventures… This whimsical romantic comedy injects welcome humor into the superhero genre… and will probably appeal more broadly to fans of Dilbert, too.” —Library Journal

Why Superheroes Still Can’t Have it All (Atlantic interview with Sage Stossel).

The Anti-Heroine (Harvard Magazine May-June 2014). “Starling” can handle thugs and palookas, but not daily life. By Craig Lambert

“A book straight out of the age of ‘New Girl,’ ‘Sex in the City,’ and ‘The United States of Tara,’ in which we are drawn to watch a female protagonist for her flaws or peculiarities, not in spite of them… [Starling] pokes intently at the glass ceiling that hangs, weirdly enough, over comics as well as other parts of our culture.” —The Boston Globe

“A winning story about overcoming adversity, finding oneself and even having a shot at achieving true love, all lovingly ladled out in a savvy, self-deprecating, droll, artfully humorous manner…”
UK Comics Review

“Humorous and touching… Three pages into the graphic novel and I was already hooked by Stossel’s heroine.” —The Retroist

“Hilarious and uplifting… Stossel’s soft washes of color and zippy dialogue make Starling more than just a superhero comic. Amy’s juggling of her family, personal and work lives echoes every modern woman’s struggle to have it all without letting anyone down.”
—Jaclyn Fulwood, Shelf Awareness (Starred review)

“Starling is an imaginative superhero with a unique take on the world… The situations she gets into only make you love her more.” —Games Fiends

“A fun read and a good bet for fans of Sex and the City and any young women in need of a superhero like themselves.” —

“I loved it… Reminds me of James Robinson’s masterpiece, Starman, about a reluctant hero taking on the job after his father retires and his brother is killed.” —Gene Ambaum, Unshelved

Interview with Sage Stossel at the Graphic Novel Reporter.

LA Times interview with Sage Stossel.

LitReactor: Ten Questions with Starling author Sage Stossel by Leah Rhyne.

Newsarama: STARLING: Sibling Creators & Their Anxiety-Filled Superheroine by Zack Smith.

Four Questions with Sage Stossel by Molly Parr.

“Hilarious… A realistic, relatable female superhero.”—Feminist Texican Reads

“Utterly engaging and entertaining…a fantastic book.” –Bookshots

“Funny and lighthearted … a good read.” –

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Optimism in Boston (Boston Globe Cartoon)

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Boehner’s Choice

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Appetite for War ( cartoon)

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