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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.” —Bookbitch.com

“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

Order the book from Amazon.

Optimism in Boston (Boston Globe Cartoon)

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Boehner’s Choice

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Appetite for War (Atlantic.com cartoon)

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Justice in Boston (Boston Globe cartoon)

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Boys in the Hood (cartoon reposted re. the acquittal of George Zimmerman in shooting of Trayvon Martin)

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Sketches From the Whitey Bulger Trial

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Climate Scofflaws

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Children’s Book: On the Loose in Washington, DC

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With simple rhymes and colorful, highly detailed images, cartoonist Sage Stossel creates a “Where’s Waldo?”-style hit, setting animals free from the National Zoo and challenging children to find them in settings from the National Mall to Georgetown, Dupont Circle, and the Air and Space Museum. Children will have a ball helping the keeper find a monkey at the Library of Congress, a kangaroo at the Supreme Court, or a Hippo in the Tidal Basin. Over 100 animals are hiding cleverly in favorite DC locations in this colorfully-illustrated rhyming picture book. [Click here to buy the book.]

Also visit the On the Loose in DC web site for Washington pictures to print and color, ideas for things to do with kids in DC, puzzles and mazes, and more.

(Or try On the Loose in Boston.)