TOMBOY TARTS: BOOKS & COMICS

MEET DESTINY YOUR NEW HAITIAN SUPERHERO

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Dorphise Jean’s Caribbean Haitian background played a huge part in creating Spirit’s Destiny, a coming of age story about Destiny, a young Haitian woman who is coming to terms with her new found abilities and the pressure of deciding how to use them. A personal trauma nearly put a halt to her comics dreams but Dorphise bounced back with her debut comic, hailed as an original new voice in comics. Back in 2014, while reading a Teen Titans comic, Dorphise Jean pondered about writing her own. The avid comics lover tried to came up with…

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DC CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF WONDER WOMAN IN A BIG WAY

 The iconic superhero turns 75 this year and she is busier than ever. Can we just take a moment to talk about the awesome Wonder Woman trailer that was just unleashed at the San Diego Comic Con? Great Hera! To celebrate this important milestone,DC kicks off their year-long celebration with new releases and other special events. “There’s no better time than now,” DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson tells PEOPLE of the resurgence of Wonder Woman. “The overall conversation that’s happening in our culture right now – about having stronger gender equality representation in media and in…

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INDIE COMIC HEX11 USHERS IN A NEW AGE OF MAGIC

Move over Harry Potter. The Wizarding World has gone high tech. A new age of magic has risen in the indie comic HEX11 under a Blade Runner-esque future. In the world of HEX11, magic is now a form of technology that can be harnessed and commodified by giant corporations. It is no longer exclusive as your typical human can use magic via an aural implant-like piece of device. As the society moves from the Digital Age to the Magic Age, magic has become the currency by which corporations use to strengthen their stranglehold on the society….

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YOUR ESSENTIAL TOMBOY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: TOMBOY BOOKS

Dear Santa, we have been good tomboys all year and are spreading the good word around. For this year’s Christmas, can we have the new Amazon Kindle Paperweight so we can read all the cool tomboy books on it? Amazon has just crushed this year’s Black Friday weekend with record sales of its own devices, including sparkling new Amazon Kindle Paperweight that has set our geeky hearts on flutter. Whether you are one of those lucky new owners or a traditionalist who prefer to put your nose in a real book, here are a few awesome…

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9 SCARY YOUNG ADULT BOOKS FOR HALLOWEEN

Halloween is just around the corner and what better way to spend these chilly autumn nights than curling up with a spooky book in hand? Here are our top 9 horror must-reads in young adult fiction. 1. ‘LOCKWOOD & CO. BOOK FOUR: CREEPING SHADOW‘ by Jonathan Stroud New York has Ghostbusters who “ain’t afraid of no ghosts” to save the Big Apple from Stay Puff the Marshmallow Man. Across the pond, London has its own Ghostbusters to tackle the supernatural outbreak that has baffled Scotland Yard for the past 50 years. Lockwood & Co. might be the smallest Psychic Detection…

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ON THE CASE WITH NANCY DREW SLEUTHS

84 years ago, the world was first introduced to the intrepid, titian-haired teen detective. This brave, smart young woman fought villains and solved mysteries, opening up a world where girls could – and – did do anything. Today, the legendary sleuth Nancy Drew continues to inspire generations of women and her influence is global. Nancy Drew books are published in 25 languages, and have sold 200 million copies worldwide. Some pretty awesome people are also fans, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, TV personality Oprah Winfrey and the members of Nancy Drew Sleuths – a…

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TOKYO CAFE: COFFEE IS THE NEW TEA IN JAPAN

While the rest of the world is gulping down gallons of Japanese green tea, Japan is brewing up a coffee storm with cafes mushrooming in its cities, in particular Tokyo. Singapore-based filmaker, animator and photographer, Pok Yue Weng, captures a slice of this movement through the first in what he hopes will be a series of travel guides revolving around coffee, his new book entitled ‘Tokyo Cafe’. Japan had its first taste of coffee at the end of the 18th century by Dutch folk who were residents at Nagasaki at the time. It’s maiden coffee…

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JENNIFER FISHER: THE NO.1 NANCY DREW FAN

We grew up wanting to be like Nancy Drew, the nostalgic pop culture icon who embodies the tomboy spirit of boldness, confidence and independence. But Jennifer Fisher is not your ordinary fan. A Nancy Drew consultant, researcher, collector, writer and fan club president, Jennifer’s passion for the teenage sleuth has led this No.1 Nancy Drew fan to embark on her own exciting adventures. Nancy Drew, the all American sleuth, has always been a trailblazer. Adventurous, gusty and supremely capable, there’s no mystery which this teen detective couldn’t solve.  For decades, she has enthralled and inspired generations…

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ENID BLYTON’S TOMBOYS: DARRELL RIVERS, MALORY TOWERS

Darrell Rivers is another one of Enid Blyton’s quintessential British tomboy characters. Although more feminine than Georgina from the Famous Five, Darrell’s belly is full of fire for adventure, humour, wit and independence. Enid Blyton is one of the most successful English children’s writers in the world. Her books were first published in the 50s and have sold over 600 million copies worldwide, with uncountable reprints/editions and updates. This prolific writer penned more than 20 book series that spanned various children’s genres, from magic and fantasy to adventure and investigative titles. She was also responsible…

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ENID BLYTON’S TOMBOYS: GEORGE, THE FAMOUS FIVE

“In a post-war era when the suffragette movement was at its next peak and peace was once again settling down into this world, it was nice to see a conservative female British children’s author, embracing characters that were very different from the order of the day.” Enid Blyton was one of the most successful English children’s writers in the world. Her books were first published in the 50s and have sold over 600 million copies worldwide, with uncountable reprints/editions and updates. This prolific writer penned more than 20 book series that spanned various children’s genres,…

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