First Impressions

Let’s take a look at the work of a sextet of new cartoonists. Continue reading


Minicomics Of Note

Ten of the most interesting comics that have come my way over the past few months. Continue reading

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Small Press Spotlight

What I find impressive about many of the recently emergent small-press and boutique publishers is their rate of output. Continue reading


The Stanford Graphic Novel Project

I’ve yet to see any school with such a particular and exhaustive focus on the creation of comics as Stanford, with its Graphic Novel Project. Continue reading


Reading Periodicals

In an age when companies like Fantagraphics and Drawn & Quarterly have almost completely curtailed their publishing of traditional comic books, it’s heartening to see so many smaller publishers embracing the concept. Continue reading


A Survey Of International Small Press Comics

Minicomics and handsome books are appearing from countries not necessarily known for their alt-comics scenes. In this column, I’ll be looking at comics by cartoonists from Poland, Latvia, England, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Turkey. Continue reading


The Top 30 Minicomics of 2011

What it sounds like. Rob Clough picks his thirty favorite minicomics from last year. Continue reading


London Calling: Blank Slate Books and Nobrow Press

Every now and then, when a new publishing concern pops up, one wonders how it’s possible they weren’t there all along. Continue reading