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Are You My Mother?

If Fun Home is a riveting Tolstoyan family tale, then Bechdel’s new book, Are You My Mother?, is decidedly Freudian in its language and methods: keenly analytic, explanatory, and often clinical. Continue reading

 
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Nancy is Happy: Complete Dailies 1943-1945

What we think we know about Bushmiller’s imbecile epic gets upended by delving in to this much consecutive Nancy. Continue reading

 
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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