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The Hypo

It’s a fine first major work for a young cartoonist. Continue reading

 
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Building Stories

A review in 14 parts. Continue reading

 
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Solipsistic Pop Volume 4

This anthology is a formalist’s funhouse in the vein of a Chris Ware, Jordan Crane, or Richard McGuire. Continue reading

 
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The Cartoon Utopia

The Cartoon Utopia is packed with visual detail and collect Ron Rege’s thoughts on magic in some of its many incarnations: astrology, the occult, sex magic, the “alchemy” of love relationships and other hermetic principles, and communion with animals. Continue reading

 
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The Hive

Charles Burns in color! It continues to be a whole new glorious world for the Burns fan. The Hive, the second in a trilogy of luxe comic books that began with 2010’s X’ed Out, revels in both the associative and gross-out potential of color. Continue reading

 
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Pompeii

Santoro’s drawings are wonderful; his reduction of figures to tone and line and shape recall illusionistic Roman frescoes, but endowed with comic-strip dynamism. Continue reading

 
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Circles Cycles Circuits

This is a fascinating, challenging book that demands a lot from its readers. Continue reading

 
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The Nao of Brown

Dillon’s return to comics after several years doing storyboards for movies and TV marks the first long-form comic he’s ever written, and it’s clearly a labor of love. Continue reading