REVIEWS

Hypercapitalism

Folks: Capitalism is broken. I hate to be the one to tell you, and it’s really a bummer that you’re learning about it for the first time in a comic book review on the internet, but capitalism–the most dominant socioeconomic … Continue reading

 

Days of Hate #1

“Remember when we all hated on 2016 online?”, this comic begins. “Called it a trash fire? And then on 2017? 2018, the elections? People don’t even hate on 2022. We’re catatonic.” So what do we know? Days of Hate is … Continue reading

 

Body Music

Though Maroh returns to the themes of sex, love, and LGBTQ representation, her latest work is a very different kind of book from Blue is the Warmest Color — in some ways, it is a book that seems to be trying to be different, to break away. Continue reading

 

Paper Girls: Book One

Those of us who stuck through six seasons of Lost –which Vaughan had his hands in– would like to know how long we’ll need to stick with Paper Girls before we start getting some questions resolved. Continue reading

 

Slasher

How do we portray violent behavior and the way it is formed in comics, whose entire existence for the last century or so has depended on violence as a crucial part of its storytelling language, and even in their more adventurous experiments of late, have run the portrayals of serial killers and lonely brutes so far into the ground they’ve formed their own artistic substratum? Continue reading

 

Zegas

Some frustrations are universal. Banging your head against a wall means banging your head against a wall, even if beyond that wall you’ll find various supernatural entities. These are the circumstances of Emily Zegas, 25, and her 30-year-old brother, Boston. … Continue reading

 

Sugar Town

The other day I asked a friend how it was possible to love more than one person. One of the differences between the person I used to be and the person I am now is that I didn’t used to … Continue reading

 

I’m Not Here

Canadian artist gg might have the most consistent and unified aesthetic of any comics artist working today. Her clean, snowy drawings and lonely stories bleed out into all aspects of her online presence – from an impeccably curated instagram profile … Continue reading