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Abelard

Abelard

A bit of text in the lower left corner of the cover to Abelard describes it as a “magical graphic novel.” That should have tipped me off right away. Continue reading

 
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Prison Pit Book Four

We’re not seeing a whole lot in Prison Pit Book Four that we haven’t seen already — we’re just seeing more of it. Continue reading

 
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The Return of the Magic Whistle #12

This is the first “real” issue of Henderson’s classic Magic Whistle series in quite some time, and it sees Henderson at his best. Continue reading

 
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Beta Testing the Apocalypse

Tom Kaczynski is an artist of extremes. His affectless, antiseptic pages might make you think otherwise, with their crisply ruled angles, their fastidious tones, their careful and deliberate air. Their surface is calm, sure; but neither do we find roiling … Continue reading

 
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Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour

An illustrated biography of the great romance cartoonist. Continue reading

 
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Anarchy Comics: The Complete Collection

In its nine years of existence (1978–1987) only four issues of Anarchy appeared, but it would be hard to overestimate the comic’s political and cultural importance even thirty years later. Continue reading

 
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The Graphic Canon, Volume I

It takes time to read this book, but it is a book worth taking time over. Continue reading

 
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Wizzywig

Wizzywig (the onomatopoeia for WYSIWYG, a computer acronym that stands for What You See Is What You Get) very much lives up to its title–even as a satirist, Piskor doesn’t go in for subtext or subtlety in this book. Given the crazy stories he based this book on, that’s not a surprise. Continue reading