An unexplained dead body on pack land with no immediate apparent cause of death? Oh yeah, that's not good. Even worse, Harrison's twin brother stumbles on it while on morning patrol of pack land perimeter. Leo is slated to become pack Alpha when their father retires or dies whichever comes first. Patrolling like a commoner or finding an unidentified dead body does not make him happy. Harrison, on the other hand, thinks in more rational, logical terms. After directing his brother to wrap up the body and transport it to a remote cabin near the border of their land, thereby out of reach and prying eyes, he calmly goes about finding someone whose specialty is identifying dead bodies. Once identified and a cause of death determined, he'll contact the local Sheriff to come take possession of it. Problem solved.
S.M. Tucker responds to his email. No-nonsense Samantha Tucker loves facts almost as much as she loves deciphering unexplained dead bodies, with flesh or reduced to skeletal remains, and is nothing like what Harrison Ripley pictured. Moments after first meeting, , his inner puma scratches, claws, and growls to get out, hungry to mate with the curvy, bubbly, yet highly cerebral human female. Only Harrison can't get beyond the fact the female has three degrees - in forensic pathology, forensic toxicology, & forensic anthropology. His manly ego can't handle it, nor can it accept the fact Fate thought this was the perfect mate for him. Yes, he loved numbers. Heck, he had an incomparable knack and memory for them. But he'd always thought his forever mate would be a placid, easy-going shifter female, not some over-educated human who got a thrill from investigating dead bodies. This female aroused an uncomfortable feeling of being insufficient and he didn't like it one bit. Yet, her mere presence turned him on like never before. Can he push aside feeling inadequate and try to win over the fiercely independent female? Can Sam be convinced to reshuffle a packed life of teaching and working cases to make room for love and a mate? Priorities need to be rearranged if this is to work. Will both of them make the effort or risk losing the love of a lifetime?
When little Ramón told his mother that he wanted to wear a dress, like his sister usually wore, his parents began to deal with the dilemma of whether letting him wear a dress or not. Ramon's family start a journey full of emotions in order to understand his son, his needs and his personality. This will allow them to get to know Ramoncito better as a person and to cherish his singularities.
This story aims to teach children and adults about equality and respecting different personalities. As well as understanding the importance of embracing diversity in our families and communities.
Marvel Comics artist Scott Koblish (Deadpool, Spider-Man) has been illustrating his own demise for many years in morbidly funny, 4-panel black-and-white comics. He's the one person struck by a comet, suddenly overrun by a pack of baboons, resting under the precarious rock tipped by a single bird, or the target of his daughter's (of course homicidal) teddy bear come to life. Though it's always Scott on the receiving end, the comics perfectly capture that irrational feeling we all have that everything can go very wrong in one irrevocable instant. Slapstick, surreal, and eerily plausible, with extended scenarios and pops of color throughout, this collection of cosmic reckonings shows that, if the end is nigh, at least you'll die laughing.
Over the past forty years, American film has entered into a formal interaction with the comic book. Such comic book adaptations as Sin City, 300, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World have adopted components of their source materials' visual style. The screen has been fractured into panels, the photographic has given way to the graphic, and the steady rhythm of cinematic time has evolved into a far more malleable element. In other words, films have begun to look like comics.Yet, this interplay also occurs in the other direction. In order to retain cultural relevancy, comic books have begun to look like films. Frank Miller's original Sin City comics are indebted to film noir while Stephen King's The Dark Tower series could be a Sergio Leone spaghetti western translated onto paper. Film and comic books continuously lean on one another to reimagine their formal attributes and stylistic possibilities.In Panel to the Screen, Drew Morton examines this dialogue in its intersecting and rapidly changing cultural, technological, and industrial contexts. Early on, many questioned the prospect of a "low" art form suited for children translating into "high" art material capable of drawing colossal box office takes. Now the naysayers are as quiet as the queued crowds at Comic-Cons are massive. Morton provides a nuanced account of this phenomenon by using formal analysis of the texts in a real-world context of studio budgets, grosses, and audience reception.
Death never takes a day off. Until he gets a letter from the HR department insisting he use up his accrued vacation time, that is. In this humorous and heartfelt book from beloved illustrator Brian Rea, readers take a peek at Death's journal entries as he documents his mandatory sabbatical in the world of the living. From sky diving to online dating, Death is determined to try it all! Death Wins a Goldfish is an important reminder to the overstressed, overworked, and overwhelmed that everyone—even Death—deserves a break once in a while.
". . . author Sarah Andersen uses hilarious (and adorable) comics to illustrate the very specific growing pains that occur on your way to becoming a mature, put-together grownup. Andersen’s spot-on illustrations also show how to navigate this newfound adulthood once you arrive, since maturity is equally as hard to maintain as it is to find … "--The Huffington PostSarah valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Sarah's Scribbles is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing. The third collection of Sarah's Scribbles comics includes never-before-published comics and an illustrated essay about struggles with sexism, personal growth, and the rewards and challenges of sharing your creative work with millions of readers online.
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