Love from the Shadows

Reading Love from the Shadows left me annoyed, cranky, baffled, disappointed, and breast-fixated, as has most of Beto’s work in recent years. Continue reading


R.I.P.: Best of 1985-2004

If only the horror stories contained in this best-of anthology by scratchboard-wielding German cartoonist Thomas Ott were half as well considered or painstakingly rendered as the luminous black and white art. Continue reading


A Single Match

Comics pundits will be scratching their heads over Oji Suzuki’s A Single Match, the latest entry in Drawn & Quarterly’s ongoing line of gekiga books. Continue reading



A long out of print political classic returns in Dutch. Continue reading


Night Animals

Brecht Evens’ gorgeous pamphlet Night Animals is one more entry in the Little Nemo column: a surface-level book that hints frustratingly at greater depths which prove difficult to actually access. Continue reading


Independently Animated: Bill Plympton

This book demonstrates an artist who has so well exceeded his influences that he has become a sub-genre of the form himself. Continue reading



You go to Collier for the “Collier Experience.” Continue reading


Weapons of the Metabaron

If bad publicity is better than no publicity, then Weapons of the Metabaron is comfortably ahead of nearly every other Franco-Belgian genre comic currently in English release. Continue reading