Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus

Shall we judge a book by its cover? The cover of Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus bears a window or panel of yonic shape: a pointed ellipse that opens like an eye turned sidewise. This kind of shape … Continue reading



Gast is a wonderful piece of work, Carol Swain is the real deal, and Gast is required reading. Continue reading



Quiet desperation is, by definition, not always easy to detect, but at this point, it’s been pretty well documented—in and out of comics. Into this tradition of desperation art comes Beverly, the debut collection of cartoonist Nick Drnaso. The book … Continue reading


The Story Of My Tits

Jennifer Hayden is a relative latecomer to comics, after years of work in graphic design and illustration. Like many converts, she took to comics with a zeal and work ethic that saw her very quickly get better in public. She’s … Continue reading



Beyer’s superb graphic novel, originally published by Raw Books in 1987 and now available once again all these years later. Continue reading


The Demon: Hell’s Hitman

Etrigan the Demon is one of Jack Kirby’s odder creations, conceived for DC in the decade after Kirby created most of the Marvel superhero canon, and also conceived separately from the New Gods—Kirby’s best known contributions to the DC universe. … Continue reading



Whit Taylor, an occasional contributor to TCJ, has been slowly finding her style as both a writer and illustrator. Her newest book, Ghost, represents her most fully-formed project to date. It’s an interesting blend of magical realism, self-examination, and brutally … Continue reading



Fragile male egos have long been the catalyst for conflict in popular fiction. Take, for example, this passage from the story of Aucassin and Nicolette, transcribed by an anonymous author in the twelfth century, in which Aucassin is addressing his … Continue reading