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Difficult Loves

Unapologetically sad and angry and strong. Continue reading

 
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Cartoon Monarch: Otto Soglow and the Little King

Otto Soglow was one of the central cartoonists of mid-century America. With this book, we can finally begin to gauge his achievement. Continue reading

 
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The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist

The Art of Daniel Clowes manages to cram an entire career—along with sketches, original art, photographs, personal artifacts and rare strips—into 224 utterly handsome pages. Continue reading

 
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Conan the Barbarian #1-3

Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan’s approach to the Conan legacy is conservative, perhaps even reverential, but quietly subversive, as well Continue reading

 
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Forming

The most hilarious cosmogony I’ve ever read. Continue reading

 
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Jeffrey Brown’s Cat Comics

A look at cartoonist Jeffrey Brown’s various cat-themed books. Continue reading

 
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Baby’s in Black

If you came to Baby’s in Black, writer-artist Arne Bellstorf’s take on the young Beatles’ bohemian demimonde in early-‘60s Hamburg, expecting a darkly glamorous romantic tragedy amid the gathering clouds of a pop-culture hurricane—well, I can’t say I’d blame you. … Continue reading

 
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Athos In America

In many ways, Athos In America feels like the artist looking back at his body of work to date. Continue reading