REVIEWS

Gast

Gast is a wonderful piece of work, Carol Swain is the real deal, and Gast is required reading. Continue reading

 

Beverly

Quiet desperation is, by definition, not always easy to detect, but at this point, it’s been pretty well documented—in and out of comics. Into this tradition of desperation art comes Beverly, the debut collection of cartoonist Nick Drnaso. The book … Continue reading

 

The Story Of My Tits

Jennifer Hayden is a relative latecomer to comics, after years of work in graphic design and illustration. Like many converts, she took to comics with a zeal and work ethic that saw her very quickly get better in public. She’s … Continue reading

 

Agony

Beyer’s superb graphic novel, originally published by Raw Books in 1987 and now available once again all these years later. Continue reading

 

The Demon: Hell’s Hitman

Etrigan the Demon is one of Jack Kirby’s odder creations, conceived for DC in the decade after Kirby created most of the Marvel superhero canon, and also conceived separately from the New Gods—Kirby’s best known contributions to the DC universe. … Continue reading

 

Ghost

Whit Taylor, an occasional contributor to TCJ, has been slowly finding her style as both a writer and illustrator. Her newest book, Ghost, represents her most fully-formed project to date. It’s an interesting blend of magical realism, self-examination, and brutally … Continue reading

 

Patience

Fragile male egos have long been the catalyst for conflict in popular fiction. Take, for example, this passage from the story of Aucassin and Nicolette, transcribed by an anonymous author in the twelfth century, in which Aucassin is addressing his … Continue reading

 

Generous Bosom 2

Sex is messy. Even if viewed as a liberating force, its connection to the irrevocable fact of reproduction gives it so much importance that half-understood readings of Freud or Zizek have it believably determining the bulk of our unconscious desires, … Continue reading