Tag: emily carroll

Out of the Woods

Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods was oddly reminiscent of Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.  Scary Stories, along with Grimms’ Fairy Tales, were my go-to horror reads as a kid, so this collection really struck a chord with me. Maybe it is the narrative voice of folk tales, or particularly Carroll’s, but these stories were told beautifully. Modern,… Read more →

Almost for Children: The Whimsy and Morbid in Emily Carroll’s “Through the Woods”

I could not resist the temptation of picking up Emily Carroll’s graphic novel “Through the Woods” this past weekend. I’ve always been a fan of children’s books with a slightly morbid twist, one of my favorites being Alvin Schwartz’s “Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark” which is arguably a hauntingly terrifying book for children to read. Carroll’s work is just… Read more →

Art in the Digital Age

Internet based media- from art or poetry to web-comics and other developing forms- has definitely become a huge phenomenon in recent years. I wanted to open up a discussion about the importance of these kinds of publishing platforms because we’re going to be reading Emily Carroll’s “Through the Woods” soon.  Carroll originally gained some recognition when her comic “His Face… Read more →

Horror in Comics

The horror genre is a fascinating one, because it aims to do something that is hard to come up with a concrete formula for: scare us. While any story is going to garner different opinions as to whether it is interesting or funny or exciting, there’s nothing as divisive as determining whether or not a story is scary. We all… Read more →