REVIEWS

X-Men: Grand Design

In 2011, Ed Piskor created a webcomic for boingboing called Brain Rot in which he compared hip hop to comic books. In hindsight, that strip represents a pivotal moment in his career, foreshadowing both his Hip Hop Family Tree series, … Continue reading

 

The Dragon Slayer

There’s no question that Françoise Mouly’s publishing company, Toon Books, has had a direct hand in revolutionizing the children’s book market. It has done so partly just by being successful: In addition to earning over eighty awards and nominations, the … Continue reading

 

3 Floyds: Alpha King

Here’s a disclaimer that might make you question whether or not you can ever again trust anything I say: I really don’t drink a lot. I’m not a teetotaler, I don’t mind getting tipsy every now and again, but I … Continue reading

 

Von Spatz

Let me attempt to begin with a joke. So Walt Disney, Saul Steinberg, and Tomi Ungerer walk into an insane asylum. No wait, I’m telling it wrong. Walt Disney walks into his therapist’s office. The therapist says, “Why the long … Continue reading

 

Wonder Woman: Forgotten Legends

The original Wonder Woman comics from the 1940s, written by William Marston and drawn by Harry G. Peter, are the greatest superhero comics ever created. Marston, a psychologist who lived in a polyamorous relationship with two bisexual women, was a … Continue reading

 

Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction Vol. 1

Here is a book that presents itself as an antic comedy from the author of Goodnight Punpun, which may tempt the reader into thinking it a deliberate reversal, or even a course correction. Reading this interview with Inio Asano from … Continue reading

 

Homestuck, Book 1: Acts 1 & 2

I remember the manic hype around Homestuck during its original run online (between 2009 and 2016), which easily consumed the attention on anyone within five or six degrees of it. The oversaturated presence of the webcomic and its rabid fans … Continue reading

 

Bodie Troll

There’s something delightfully imaginative about Jay Fosgitt’s Bodie Troll compilation. Fosgitt’s character, Bodie, is reminiscent of a six-year-old hyperactive kid brother who straddles the line between grossing you out and warming your heart with his naïve innocence. Bounding out of … Continue reading