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Stranger Than Life: Cartoons and Comics 1970-2013

A compilation of the MK Brown’s humorous comic strips and panels spanning over 40 years and many publications, ranging from the New Yorker, National Lampoon, Wimmen’s Comix, and Twisted Sisters. Continue reading

 
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Perfect Nonsense – A Revelatory George Carlson Pageant

This generous volume is a toy chest of lost graphic delights for all readers, particularly those comic art fans who have longed to know more about the creator of those vertiginous Jingle Jangle stories. A grand art book on the singular cartoonist, illustrator, sequential graphic storyteller, puzzle-maker, and game designer George Carlson is a miracle and something to be celebrated. Continue reading

 
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Scene But Not Heard

Sam Henderson’s hilarious strip swirls and sputters uncontrollably, percolating with riotous energy and wordless pandemonium. Continue reading

 
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Vip: The Mad World of Virgil Partch

Shows like Mad Men and Masters of Sex capture domestic and workplace life during the postwar era, but VIP’s cartoons are a record of the era in cartoon form. Continue reading

 
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Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story

Who would have thought that Margaret Sanger, the mother of American birth control, would one day have her story told in a drawing style that simultaneously recalls that of Cathy Guisewite (“Cathy”), R. Crumb (“Mr. Natural”), and Jack Cole (“Plastic Man”)? Continue reading

 
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Fata Morgana

Between the subtly printed opening pages and the carefully mirrored closing ones which bookend Fata Morgana, you’ll find what seems at first blush to be a standard children’s story. Continue reading

 
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Dog City #2

Dog City is part anthology, part art object, part stunt, part value-added merchandise, and all comics. Continue reading

 
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The Secret History of Marvel Comics

This is really two books in one: The first is a history of Martin Goodman’s business, the second a collection of black-and-white illustrations by comic book greats. Continue reading