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The Graphic Canon, Volume I

It takes time to read this book, but it is a book worth taking time over. Continue reading

 
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Wizzywig

Wizzywig (the onomatopoeia for WYSIWYG, a computer acronym that stands for What You See Is What You Get) very much lives up to its title–even as a satirist, Piskor doesn’t go in for subtext or subtlety in this book. Given the crazy stories he based this book on, that’s not a surprise. Continue reading

 
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Flayed Corpse

Echoing the title, this nasty, brutish, and short minicomic lays bare the preoccupations of the preeminent horror cartoonist of our time. Continue reading

 
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O! Tricky Cad & Other Jessoterica

One of the greatest-ever fine art interrogations of the funny pages has to have been Tricky Cad, created by the San Francisco artist Jess (Collins) between 1952-1959. Continue reading

 
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Sad Sex

With help from guest interviewee Dame Darcy, this aged male reviewer decides that Heather Benjamin’s Sad Sex is the cat’s pajamas. Continue reading

 
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Ah Pook and Bill Burroughs: Two Books

Two books about a never-published graphic novel and its legendary author. Continue reading

 
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The Infinite Wait And Other Stories

The Infinite Wait acts as a kind of antidote to the many Disease Comics that have been published in recent years. Continue reading

 
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Swell/Invisible Forces

I found myself wishing for a fancy hardback version with thicker, glossier paper that really showed off Juliacks’ mastery over every aspect of the page. Continue reading