"WHAT IS MEDITATION? And Why Should I do It?" (published by Editions TRIP Comix of Montreal) owes equally to the worlds of underground comix and meditation practice, with an Introduction by well-known alternative cartoonist CHESTER BROWN. It is absolutely the first of its kind! Having practiced meditation for more than 20 years, cartoonist Matthew Brown throws his hat into the light-filled void... Here he mixes autobiography with comix reportage to produce a unique ws his hat into the light-filled void... Here he mixes autobiography with comix reportage to produce a unique take on the mysteries and practices of meditation. WHAT IS MEDITATION? Features live interviews with modern masters Edward "Edji" Muzika (USA) and Frederick Prack (Canada)-two teachers who bring the authentic value of introspection and healing into focus! It contains playful and powerful graphic interpretations of both Ed and Fred's sixty plus years each of life experience, exploration and realization in meditation. Also sporting renderings of Hindu and Buddhist spiritual concepts and cameos from the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta Maharaj and others. This is one of the few graphic novels to propose a mature and playful exploration of meditation. ISBN 978-1-928087-20-5 Matthew Brown was part of the Montreal comix scene in the early nineties. He took Buddhist precepts in 1997 and has studied Theatre, Education, Design and Architecture as well as traveling around India, Nepal, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam. He returned to the world of comics in 2010. He has published two books with TRIP and in 2016, self-published his master's thesis in architecture as a graphic novel: Architecture Department, and has had two previous books published by Editions TRIP: "Fear Itself" (collecting strips 1988-2004) and "The Cliff," an epic spiritual science fiction absurdist romance.… read more
As every parent knows, there's no such thing as a toddler who doesn't love splashing their little hands in water. With sunny, warm weather right around the corner, activity-filled water tables are a wonderful way to keep your tot entertained with super cool features that are far from watered down fun and full of benefits for your babe, including strengthening problem-solving and creative-thinking skills while encouraging creative play. We've rounded up our top picks of water tables guaranteed to be a splash hit with the kids.
Calling all Marvel fanatics! Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on April 25th with the remaining superheroes banding together to defeat Thanos once and for all in this conclusion to Avengers: Infinity War. Power up for the eagerly anticipated action adventure with cool collectibles, action figures and gear suitable for superkids of all ages.
With summer just a few weeks away, families are going to want to forgo the indoors in favor of spending time outside. While your family may have a few vacations planned, there really is nothing better than spending time relaxing in your own backyard and creating lasting memories with your children. Of course, parents have a lot on their plates already so committing to a full backyard renovation might not be in the schedule (or the budget). Luckily, Walmart has everything parents need to create an oasis right in their very own outdoor space. From swings to firepits (and even stylish storage solutions), here are eight ways busy parents can create the backyard of their dreams!
Dressing after baby can be a difficult task. While your maternity clothes may not fit anymore, there's a chance you're not ready for your pre-baby clothes—and that's totally normal! Losing the baby weight healthily takes time, and it can take a while for the uterus to shrink back to its normal size. For the in-between period, finding great postpartum clothes can make all of the difference. For a range of clothes that are flattering, supportive and stretchy enough to accommodate your post-baby body, check out these stylish options.
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Summer is right around the corner. In addition to planning camps for your kids, vacations and maybe a little time to relax for yourself, moms will also want to think about updating their beauty routine for the season. While summer is a time for fun in the sun, it's that very sun that can also be dangerous for our skin, which can cause burns and early signs of aging. Because moms are already stretched thin and overtired, we really don't need any added wrinkles from the sun. That's why we love these nine beauty products from Walmart that also protect us with broad-spectrum SPF. From concealers to lotions and even lipstick, these nine SPF-infused beauty products will be lifesavers for moms this summer.
Shhh...baby is asleep! Sound and white noise machines are a must-have for little ones and light sleepers. They're an excellent tool to help develop sleeping routines and provide soothing sounds while blocking loud noises to quietly calm your child. Backed by pediatricians and certified sleep specialists, the benefit of introducing a sound machine early on to your infant is to create a, "womb-like white noise that actually activates a calming reflex in the baby, which helps promote sleep," says Dr. Harvey Karp, founder of Happiest Baby and creator of the SNOO Smart Sleeper. "It also reduces waking from outside distractions like noises and lights and internal disturbances like gas and mild hunger."
When shopping for the best machine, parents should be on the lookout for a unit that blocks disturbing sounds, especially during naptime. "Sound machines help drown out the noise we can't control, this is especially important during the daytime when most outside noises occur (i.e. cars driving by, dogs barking etc)," observes Certified Child Sleep Consultant Susete Pinto. However, doctors and sleep professionals caution against keeping a loud sound machine near your sleeping baby. Always maintain the noise levels at 50 A-weighted decibels while never keeping the device too close to the crib. "I generally recommend a noise level similar to what a hair dryer or vacuum might produce," say Dr. Karp.
Sweet as a lullaby and the best method for blocking out boisterous household and outdoor noises, our top picks of sound machines will work to calm even the most restless little sleepers. Get ready to make some noise! Wait, on second thought, let's sound off on comforting white noises to soothe your sweet babe.
Finding the right products to help busy families keep their houses clean can be tough—and finding ones that are environmentally-friendly and made of natural ingredients can be even harder. If you're looking for eco-friendly cleaning products that are safe for families with allergies, small children and pets, check out these great options from Amazon, Walmart, Target and more.
Pull out the beach towels and sunglasses, warm weather is finally here! For some pregnant women, finding something to wear to the pool or beach can tough, especially if you need more support or coverage than usual. From cute maternity bikinis to trendy one-piece suits, here is some of the best maternity swimwear out there from retailers like Amazon, Motherhood Maternity and more.
Swimsuit season is fast-approaching and thanks to social media's most influential twin tots, Mila and Emma Stauffer, your little one will be all set for summer sporting these beautiful, brand-new picks from their latest launch for Target. "The inspiration for the Mila & Emma swimwear and summer pieces are the twins' personal styles," remarks mom Katie Stauffer. "They love swimsuits—maybe more than any other article of clothing. We have designed 12 new summer pieces, and all of these looks are easy to play in and utilize the lightest and softest summer fabrics." The newest additions to the signature capsule collection include everything that your little lady needs to add to her stylish, summertime wardrobe. Check out these adorable (and affordable!) fashions while they're still online and in stores!
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman USB Booklite. When its as dark as midnight in Gotham, keep on enjoying that gripping book or fa...scinating website with this LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes reading light. It features a handy clip-on design and runs on USB... read more
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Liz works for Cam, an entrepreneur who owns businesses all over Australia. Usually Liz is cool and composed on the job, but this t...ime she's in trouble. The woman who was supposed to escort Cam to a party that night cancelled at the last minute! Cam... read more
What's to Love: For KaBOOM!'s first-ever children's picture book, we're ecstatic to work with premier comics storyteller Dustin Ng...uyen (Li'l Gotham, Study Hall of Justice), who lovingly illustrated a childhood story written by his wife, Nicole Hoang, as a wedding present. It's a touching story that everyone should experience! What It Is: In a nearby forest, a young girl discovers a mysterious little creature. Together they seek to understand who or what the other is. Featuring beautifully painted illustrations by Dustin Nguyen, What Is It? is a story of wonder, discovery, and the joy of making new friends. read more
Matthew Inman's first collection of The Oatmeal.com spent six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and sold 200,000 copies.... This pivotal and influential comic collection titled 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth introduced Samurai sword-wielding kittens and informed us on how to tell if a velociraptor is having pre-marital sex. Matthew's cat-themed collection How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You is a #1 New York Times bestseller with more than half a million copies in print. Now with Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants, Inman offers a delicious, tantalizing follow-up featuring all new material that has been posted on the site since the publication of the first book plus never-before-seen comics that have not appeared anywhere. As with every Oatmeal collection, there is a pull-out poster at the back of the book. In this second collection of over 50 comics, you'll be treated to the hilarity of "The Crap We Put Up with Getting On and Off an Airplane," "Why Captain Higgins Is My Favorite Parasitic Flatworm," "This Is How I Feel about Buying Apps," "6 Things You Really Don't Need to Take a Photo of," and much more. Along with lambasting the latest culture crazes, Inman serves up recurrent themes such as foodstuffs, holidays, e-mail, as well as technological, news-of-the-day, and his snarky yet informative comics on grammar and usage. Online and in print, The Oatmeal delivers brilliant, irreverent comic hilarity. read more
Collects What If Jessica Jones Had Joined The Avengers?, What If Karen Page Had Lived?, What If Aunt May Had Died Instead Of Uncle... Ben?, What If Dr. Doom Had Become The Thing?, What If Magneto Had Formed The X-Men With Professor X?, What If General Ross Had Become The Hulk? The House of Ideas once again poses the question, "What if?" The hottest creators in comics take on Marvel's top characters - turning their lives upside-down in the name of entertainment! Featuring decidedly different interpretations on Daredevil, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Hulk and more! read more
Lally has just become the housekeeper for and assistant to Cameron Travers, an incredibly handsome businessman and world-famous my...stery novelist. She’ll help him out with various chores and tasks for eight weeks, until his novel is complete, and he’ll concentrate on his writing. But it appears that Cameron is in a writing slump. Wishing to be of help, Lally offers him her advice, but, gazing into her amber eyes, he suggests something quite different. read more
A moody twenty-something wallowing in depression after a breakup with his long-time girlfriend, finds himself drawn into a paranoi...d's worst nightmare after his best friend is murdered and the blame is pinned on him. With the help of a single mother who spontaneously throws in her lot with him (not to mention her precocious daughter), he sets out to clear his name. Soon new relationships are forged, dark secrets from the past are revealed, and the real killer comes back into the picture...with a vengeance. "Typically for a Jason book, Why Are You Doing This? builds to a gut-punch ending that attempts to answer the titular question. Why do people fall in love, chase each other, kill each other? Because this is a story, and stories need to be interesting." - "The Best Comics of the '00s," The A.V. Club read more
Cynical, astute, blackly hilarious, and deeply biased, Tim Kreider's cartoons are neither the superficial, obvious jibes that appe...ar in your daily paper's editorial section nor the didactic left-wing rants syndicated in your local alternative weekly; they are the artistic equivalent of hollow-point bullets fired from a high-powered rifle with a laser sight directly into the brain of the Bush administration. read more
A story about how our choices define not only who we are, but how the people around us sees us. Dracula is on his way home after a... board game night when he sees a young girl being attacked. What would you do in his situation? What would Dracula do? read more
Collects Dr. Strange: What Is It That Disturbs You, Stephen? #1; Dr. Strange Annual #1; Marvel Premiere #7; Doctor Strange (1974) ...#34 and material from Doctor Strange (1974) #46; Marvel Fanfare (1982) #5, 6, 8; Chamber of Chills #1-2; Journey Into Mystery (1972) #4. Magical tales from a spellbinding artist! P. Craig Russell brings his distinctive style to Doctor Strange in an Eisner Award-winning tale decades in the making. It's a psychedelic story of sorcerous seduction that will take you from the arcane shadows of the Sanctum Sanctorum to the dizzying spires of the mystical city of Ditkopolis! The Master of the Mystic Arts puts Clea to the test, faces a challenge to his title as Sorcerer Supreme and battles a hoary host of foes. Plus: Russell turns his attention to (Scarlet) witchcraft and other chilling mysteries! read more
After drawing what, she though, was simply a design for a client, graphic designer Dawn London is inadvertently cursed to periodic...ally be pulled into the World of Dreams. Now several weeks later, Dawn is looking for answers while trying to navigate this surreal landscape. read more
Dreams are something we all usually have when we are asleep. Unfortunately for Graphic Designer Dawn London, this is no longer the... case. Now for Dawn, the question is, How can you escape a dream when you are already awake? Dawn's journey through the world of our dreams begins here! read more
A fisherman refuses to sell a pearl given to him by a mermaid. Unfortunately, the emperor is determined to have it.
Artist P. Craig Russell reimagines Doctor Strange's first Annual, spinning new life into a mesmerizing tale of ego, deceit, and da...rk magic! read more
This is a collection of three of the acclaimed cartoonist's earliest graphic novels, which are about Scandinavian mysteries, child...hood stunts gone wrong, and much more. Three classic Jason volumes in one omnibus! read more
Pulled down to a world made entirely of water, the Enterprise is in danger of literally flooding — while Spock and McCoy discover ...a sinister purpose behind this bizarre planet. read more
Estranged Anne and Laura are reunited on the road, but quickly find themselves pursued as fugitives from justice.
Volume Two of Three Anne, an alcoholic magazine columnist navigates the New York hipster bar scene with her friend Ricky, until he...r life is disrupted by the appearance of her sister Laura, who believes herself to be the Queen of Saturn. read more
Anne, an alcoholic magazine columnist navigates the New York hipster bar scene with her friend Ricky, until her life is disrupted ...by the appearance of her sister Laura, who believes herself to be the Queen of Saturn. read more
What would the world of work be like without Dilbert? Downright insufferable! When it became syndicated in 1989, Dilbert struck a ...nerve with workers everywhere. Through its frames they saw life on the job as they knew it, with all the absurdity, craziness, and dry humor that underlies any living, breathing organization. The fact that the strip focused on a hapless engineer and his cynical dog just made it all the more funny. Now work life seems downright unimaginable without Dilbert and Dogbert's take on everything from management ill-practices to nonperformance reviews. What Would Wally Do?, delivers that same combination of pain and humor that readers count on. This collection especially highlights Wally, Dilbert's colleague, fellow engineer, foil, and fool. Wally's that short quirky guy with little hair, plenty of horn-rimmed frames, and almost zero work ethic. After all, who's got time for a job, thinks the self-proclaimed "Lord Wally the Puppet Master," when you're busy surviving the "Mobility Pool," turning your cubicle into a tourist attraction called "Sticky-Note City," and selecting a mail-order bride from Elbonia? Weasel-Boy makes a point of highlighting his poor performance and lack of respect . . .and usually gets another raise for his efforts. Such is life in Dilbert and Wally's world. Such are the laughs in What Would Wally Do? read more
"What I.F. reads like a poetic love letter rather than your typical comic, mourning the loss of a friendship and the death of a li...fe one discovered was never really real. The subject matter is deep and is approached as such. Imaginary friends, suicide, and mental illness are usually dealt with in a comedic or dark and masturbatory manner. Not so in the comic What I.F.." - Christina Brookman - Fanboy Comics read more
Perfect for fans of Fresh Romance. Twelve vignettes reveal the story of young couple Gwen and Evan's tumultuous relationship, one ...small piece at a time. It all adds up to an unforgettable romance rife with drama, humor, and heart. read more
What is "Art"? It's widely accepted that art serves an important function in society. But the concept falls under such an absurdly... large umbrella and can manifest in so many different ways. Art can be self indulgent, goofy, serious, altruistic, evil, or expressive, or any number of other things. But how can it truly make lasting, positive change? In Why Art?, acclaimed graphic novelist Eleanor Davis (How To Be Happy) unpacks some of these concepts in ways both critical and positive, in an attempt to illuminate the highest possible potential an artwork might hope to achieve. read more
The Sci-Fi masterpiece by Moebius and Jodorowsky about the tribulations of the shabby detective John Difool as he searches for the... precious and coveted Incal. John Difool, a low-class detective in a degenerate dystopian world, finds his life turned upside down when he discovers an ancient, mystical artifact called The Incal. Difool's adventures will bring him into conflict with the galaxy's greatest warrior, the Metabaron, and will pit him against the awesome powers of the Technopope. These encounters and many more make up a tale of comic and cosmic proportions that has Difool fighting for not only his very survival, but also the survival of the entire universe. read more