Author Archives: Julia Gfrörer


Infinite Sadness

Outer space, courtly love, casual sex, alien abduction, et sic in infinitum, with comics by Lala Albert and Jack Teadle. Continue reading


The Friendly Beasts

Winged creatures of all sorts—owls, bees, dragons—take flight in the comics of Ben Duncan, Lala Albert, and Ward Zwart. Continue reading


The Art of Divination

In Aidan Koch’s “Configurations” the psychological interval between each panel is central, impossible for the reader to ignore, and in a sense that’s what this comic is actually about. Continue reading


Weird Sisters

Demonic forces abet and appall in this Halloween analysis of comics by Andrew Pannell, Cathy G. Johnson, and GG. Continue reading

Man-Cat by Eric Haven

Internal Combustion

Blood sacrifices are made to appease the inescapable id in comics by Grant Snider, Sophie Franz, Eric Haven, and Luke Howard. Continue reading

Actual Trouble by Michael DeForge

Shadow Puppets

The first installment of a new monthly column, in which the cartoonist Julia Gfrörer uses principles of psychoanalysis, philosophy, and comparative mythology to deliberately overthink the symbolic language of comics.
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