The House That Groaned

This comic is as much a story of body horror as it is a slice-of-life comedy; it’s an uneasy mix that Fransman springs on an unsuspecting reader with great glee and skill. Continue reading


The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century: 2009

The promise inherent in all Moore’s work is also its peril. The meticulous, ostentatious authored-ness of his writing invites you do dig in and decipher, since there’s so obviously something to be dug into and deciphered. But only up to a point. Continue reading



The sheer scope and ambition of this project seems maddening: 54 different artists collaborate on a single story–the story of a single character over the course of her life. Continue reading



Using a mystical cartoon white rabbit as a sort of spirit-slash-tour guide — half Virgil, half Harvey — Interiorae depicts the discrete, discreet lives of various residents in an apartment building. Continue reading


Bowman 2016

With its attention to Bowman’s acquisition of objects and its loose, rambling plot, Bowman 2016 has a warts-and-all approach to sci-fi that recalls films like Alien or Silent Running as much as the heady, sophisticated Kubrick classic. Continue reading


Take What You Can Carry

There’s a dearth of serious, literate young adult comics. The comics of Kevin C. Pyle stand out as an exception. Continue reading


Too Much Coffee Man #1 (Facsimile Edition)

It’s clear that Wheeler was still figuring out his approach. Continue reading


Cruisin’ with the Hound: The Life and Times of Fred Toote’

A splendid book, and a startling view of a plebeian world that tends to be submerged by the North American tendency to pretend that class doesn’t exist. Continue reading