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The Late Child and Other Animals

The Late Child and Other Animals is simultaneously Marguerite Van Cook’s biography of her mother and her own autobiography, detailing five crucial turning points in both their lives. Written and expressively colored by Van Cook and illustrated by her husband … Continue reading

 
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Crickets 4

It’s a bit of an odd distinction, but Sammy Harkham may be the cartoonist who puts out the least work relative to the size of his presence on the scene. Part of that is no doubt due to the effort … Continue reading

 
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Pope Hats #4

In Pope Hats #4, Ethan Rilly turns his attention to loneliness and isolation. The short stories in issue four resemble the work of some master cartoonists and occasionally touch on something great. Continue reading

 
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The Adventures of Tad Martin, #Sick Sick Six

Like nothing else. Continue reading

 
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Doggie Style: The Complete Dog Boy/Death in Oaxaca

Steve Lafler is one of those too-late-for-Underground-Comix artists who nevertheless reflected the satirical affect of the 1970s in all its daffy and sometimes dopey energy. Too bad he was only 16 in 1979. On the other hand, he’s a still … Continue reading

 
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Trash Market

Trash Market collects several of Tadao Tsuge’s comics short stories about life in impoverished postwar Toyko. Continue reading

 
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Colville and Black River

Colville by Steven Gilbert and Black River by Josh Simmons use genre not to entertain, but to carve away at something rotten. Continue reading

 
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Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War

We are, with the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary/commemoration of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, about at the end of the Civil War gala; or perhaps never at the end. An estimated 60,000 books have been published on the War, with no … Continue reading