REVIEWS

The Immersion Program

Temperament likely dictates your reaction to dream stories. Someone with a rich and rewarding dream life may find them fascinating and meaningful – people with silly or strange dreams may find little purchase. The dreams in fiction so rarely resemble … Continue reading

 

Return To Romance

Although I am an avid lover of humor, sci-fi and horror comics, I had not delved into romance until recently (smut, its transgressive step-sibling, is another matter, and a topic for a different day.) Tasked with drawing a weird love … Continue reading

 

Jeremiah

There is something wrong with the corn. The small patch outside of Jeremiah’s sparse house, next to an empty wreck of ground where another house once stood, is where he spends his days: he rushes out to them in the … Continue reading

 

Rooftop Stew

The first book collection of one of the premiere creators of the Seattle comics scene, featuring his trademark wildly detailed, scabby drawings. Continue reading

 

Persephone’s Garden

In her new collection of autobio comics, Persephone’s Garden, Glynnis Fawkes frequently portrays her kids as whiny brats, dissatisfied with everything. They travel to Israel and Greece, and all the kids want to do is stay home. She tries to … Continue reading

 

The Envious Siblings and Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes

With The Envious Siblings, Landis Blair (The Hunting Accident) becomes something like the Greta Van Fleet to Edward Gorey’s Led Zeppelin. The book, a collection of illustrated verse, is a bungled homage to a past master, without the deftness or … Continue reading

 

Stunt

Michael DeForge’s new book Stunt has the squat distended proportions of a bookmark or Chick tract. Considerably wider than it is tall, the physically fit body of its stuntman protagonist has to contort himself to fit inside. Largely told in … Continue reading

 

King Of King Court

For a memoir about trauma and addiction, Travis Dandro’s King of King Court sure does call to mind Calvin & Hobbes. Dandro draws himself with a similar head of spiky hair, a small child’s body (simplified and exaggerated to have … Continue reading