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Any Knitters Who Like Graphic Novels?

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Links | Posted on 24-01-2009


linked to Hand­knit Heroes yes­ter­day.

Imag­ine you’re a teenag­er, and you have some… spe­cial pow­ers. Maybe even super pow­ers. And one day, at a sleep­over, your best friend in the whole world tells you—you’re not alone. So begins the adven­ture for a cou­ple of teenagers, a sin­gle mom and yarn shop own­er, and a whole bunch of hand knit­ted fun.

Hand­knit Heroes is the first graph­ic nov­el for knit­ters. Each issue fea­tures a great sto­ry­line with knit­ting super­heroes, ter­rif­ic art­work, and a beau­ti­ful (and easy) knit­ting pat­tern.

I’m vast­ly amused, and I nei­ther knit (yet!) nor read graph­ic nov­els. I know that does both, though, and I fig­ure there are prob­a­bly oth­ers.

Comments (5)

That does look nifty 🙂

That’s going to be either awe­some or awful. Any hints you can give which might help me decide which?

I don’t know, Phil. I’m hop­ing some­one who reads it will post a review.

Hel­lo! Thanks so much for mentioning/​posting the link!

I’m biased, since I write and pub­lish Hand­knit Heroes. How­ev­er, reviews so far have been very pos­i­tive– both for the con­cept and for the exe­cu­tion.

I link to reviews, shout-outs, and men­tions on the updates page of the ComicK­nits web­site: http://​www​.comick​nits​.com/​u​p​d​a​te/ if you want to go take a look– I link all men­tions as I find them, not just the pos­i­tive ones. Also, I post­ed a videoblog yes­ter­day giv­ing an overview of the com­ic book and what’s so cool about it (that’s linked from the update/​ page as well).

It has a good sto­ry­line (my com­plete­ly, total­ly biased opin­ion), great art­work, and a real­ly beau­ti­ful, easy-to-knit pat­tern by Erssie Major. We pub­lish 4 times a year.

Truth be told, I’m not very famil­iar with the com­ic book genre, so I’m hav­ing a hard time con­nect­ing with the plot or com­ing up with talk­ing points about the issue. How­ev­er, I will say that I am thrilled with the con­cept and the exe­cu­tion, since I think it’s a real­ly cool way of com­bin­ing knit­ting with oth­er hob­bies. It’s just anoth­er of the ways that knit­ting is inte­grat­ing itself with the rest of people’s cul­tur­al inter­ests. Who says needle­work is for grannies? Who says your knit­ting and lit­er­ary inter­ests have to be sep­a­rate? The pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less!