Graphic novel review: Indigo Children by Rockwell White and Curt Pires (writers) + Alex Diotto and Dee Cunniffe (artists)

(courtesy Image Comics) One of the rare thrills in life, which rarely is as exciting as we want it to be, is diving deep into a promising science fiction story and finding it is just as brilliantly engaging, if not more so, than you expected. Especially if the story in Continue Reading

Merry pop culture Christmas to all … and to all a good streaming-reading-listening night!

(courtesy Pinterest (c) Charles M. Schulz) Merry pop culture Christmas everyone! I have had a ball as always this year writing about all kinds of books, movies, TV/streaming shows, graphic novels/comics and songs, and while it’s been tough to keep writing in my spare time when my day job as Continue Reading

Happiness is a The Snoopy Show Christmas episode: “Happiness is Holiday Traditions” / “Window Wonderland” / “Spike’s Old-Fashioned Christmas”

(courtesy AppleTV+) If ever any pop culture property had a hold on what a Christmas tradition is, it’s Peanuts. The iconic and much-loved comic strip by Charles M. Schulz has become almost as well known for its exquisitely well-drawn and joyously nuanced television specials such as A Charlie Brown Christmas, Continue Reading

On 1st day of Christmas … I put 15 new pop culture ornaments on my tree incl. Ted Lasso, Schitt’s Creek, Shazam, Peter Pan, Peanuts … and more!

(via Shutterstock) Take one look at this blog and you realise I love pop culture. LOVE IT! So while the first ornaments I bought for my own grown-up tree in 1992 were relatively standard baubles and department store trinkets, soon followed by Hallmark ornaments by the metric ton, I soon Continue Reading

Festive comics review: The Joy of a Peanuts Christmas – 50 Years of Holiday Comics!

(courtesy Hallmark Books) If ever a season felt completely at home in a comic strip, then it’s Christmas in Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip. You could, of course, also make largely the same case for Halloween and while Linus and the Great Pumpkin is inherently memorable, overall its Christmas Continue Reading