REVIEWS

Time Capsule

Microns as Psychic Restrictors The function of the brain and nervous system is to protect us from being overwhelmed and confused by this mass of largely useless and irrelevant knowledge, by shutting out most of what we should otherwise perceive … Continue reading

 

The Cigar That Fell In Love With A Pipe

The Cigar That Fell In Love With A Pipe is a hard book to pin down. At heart, it’s an unconventional fairy tale romance, and as such, it owes everything to artist Nick Abadzis, who brings that fairy tale to … Continue reading

 

Lovers Only

An anthology of teen romance comics by three female creators, jointly produced by Youth in Decline and Price Tapes. Continue reading

 

Flop To The Top

Flop To The Top is the single best book in the entire Toon line. Continue reading

 

Stroppy

This is perhaps the most overtly political work Bell has done to date. Continue reading

 

Island #1

In the heady late-aughts days of Brandon Graham’s WordPress blog Royal Boiler, he’d freely post sketch pages, previews of upcoming work (typically King City panels), and personal work anecdotes — but he’d also act as a curator. Each post usually … Continue reading

 

SuperMutant Magic Academy

The complete collection of Jillian Tamaki’s acclaimed webcomic about supernaturally gifted teens dealing with completely natural teenage problems. Continue reading

 

Blubber #1

This brutal little one shot from Gilbert Hernandez constructs a libidinous circle of life via six loosely connected strips of blackly comic body horror, creepily cute animal weirdness, and nightmarish nature documentary deadpan, occupied by spindly creepazoids and bowling pin-shaped … Continue reading