Comics History

Read Patience & Esther

Read Patience & Esther: An Edwardian Romance | Iron Circus Comics by S.W. Searle

An interesting story concept and setting. A little too sweet for my taste though I liked the second half better than the first. The round, smooth artwork (reminiscent of Chris Ware but with more feeling) suited the story well.

There were a few time jumps that were a little unclear or uneven for me. The ending in particular was a little too fast for me.

I liked the suffrage story element.

Multiple explicit sex scenes. I think I’m not that into illustrated sex scenes.

Body-positive with fat representation, and the artwork included stretch marks.


Read Think of England

Read Think of England (Think of England #1) by KJ Charles

Lie back and think of England… England, 1904. Two years ago, Captain Archie Curtis lost his friends, fingers, and future to a terrible military accident. Alone, purposeless and angry, Curtis is determined to discover if he and his comrades were the victims of fate, or of sabotage.

cover of Think of England book with a white man in a suit jacket in front of an English manor and grassy fieldI enjoyed this, though maybe not quite as well as some other KJ Charles. The attraction moved quickly once it started, but I thought it worked. The MC was a straightforward bloke and it fit that he wouldn’t overcomplicate things once he’d come to a realization.

Told from a single POV, which worked well for a mystery / suspense.

I liked this better than the prequel, but then I tend to like m/m better than f/f 🤷‍♀️ Though I did see other reviews with the same opinion.