Twenty Small Press Anthologies Of Note

Taking the pulse of the alt-comics world by way of a traditional method: evaluating anthologies. Continue reading


Reading Centrala

A survey of the new Polish/English imprint’s early and recent output, which ranges from all-ages material to autobio to stuff that’s far stranger. Continue reading


Best Of 2014

A personal list of Clough’s favorite comics published last year, both long and short. Continue reading


Comics From Oceania: Pikitia Press

Matt Emery’s Pikitia Press is located in Melbourne, but Emery is a New Zealand native and unsurprisingly publishes the work of a number of Kiwis as well as Aussies. The scene has long been small but feisty but it has grown dramatically in the past five to ten years. Continue reading


State of the Art: QU33R

Kirby’s new anthology is very much a reaction to and extension of Justin Hall’s No Straight Lines. If the latter represents the past of queer comics, Kirby wanted to take a snapshot of its present. Continue reading


The Ballpoint Worlds of Jeremy Baum

Baum’s comics and illustrations revolve around a set of subverted genre themes, as fantasy, conspiracy, and science fiction tropes are blended with pet images. Continue reading


The Wuvable World of Ed Luce

Some have referred to Luce’s Oaf comics as “the gay version of Scott Pilgrim,” but the obvious alt-comics comparison is Jaime Hernandez. Continue reading


MCAD and the Minneapolis Scene

Rob Clough takes a close look at the local comics scene in Minneapolis, and particularly the work of current and former students from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). Continue reading