Sunday, June 13, 2010

The week in knit 10: Knitting in Comics!

Last weekend, my husband and I went to HeroesCon, a comic book convention in Charlotte. One of the things I really like about HeroesCon is that it is still truly a comic book convention.

There's a few booths with some Anime or other movies, and some video game action figures,

but apart from that it is still all about the comics.

A little while back, I'd seen a banner ad on Ravelry (I love ads on Ravelry BTW) for a comic book involving knitting. I subscribed, and since I recently got the 3rd issue, I thought I'd review them!

The story revolves around twins Ana and Alex Miller who have superpowers! Soon their mom, Ana's friend Sue and members of Alex's hockey team are introduced, with more superpower hijinks. I will admit it was a little hard to tell what was going on at first (Like when Sue teleports when you don't yet know that she can). But, I have that trouble a lot (combination of ADD and horrible short term memory) so don't blame the writer without checking it out for yourself.

Knitting is featured heavily. Ana and Sue both knit, as well as the twin's mom, who also owns a yarn shop!

Each issue features a pattern in the back of the book, something one of the characters wore or carried.

At $20 a year, it's definitely worth it. 3 issues in and I feel like I've already gotten my money's worth. The comics are very thick and sturdy, they come pre-bagged, and with the patterns included as well I feel they're worth well more than the cover price.

You can purchase your subscription and read more about the creators here at ComicKnits. They also have a shop where you can purchase kits! I really love the t-shirt and think I might pick one up right now!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting find.

    Have you seen Hereville by Barry Deutsch, which recently won the 2011 Association of Jewish Libraries' Sydney Taylor Award (Older Readers division)?

    The cover (as you can see at shows Mirka - the heroine - standing on top of a gigantic ball of yarn, a triumphant smile on her face.

    The "battle" against the troll towards the end of the book involves a knitting contest. You can view a low-res scan of a page from the contest at

    I can send a higher-res scan for your website if you'd like one.