REVIEWS

Ur

Ur has two meanings: it is a reference to an ancient Sumerian city, and also a word indicating that something is the most original, basic or primal form of something. In Eric Haven’s comic UR, he gets at the dark … Continue reading

 

Inner City Romance

The sociopolitical parables of Inner City Romance, an underground comic published between 1972 and 1978 are pure, uncut products of cagey, post-Sixties radicalism. Continue reading

 

Loverboys

Gilbert Hernandez has not shied away from expressing his disdain for younger cartoonists, many of whom no doubt revere him as an influence, a key figure of the alternative comics canon. Most recently, in an interview inaugurating a new weekly … Continue reading

 

Munch

A graphic biography of the expressionist artist. Continue reading

 

Death In Oaxaca #1

Really, this comic is just an excuse for Lafler to throw in everything he thinks is fun into a single storyline. Continue reading

 

Inner City Romance

The definitive collection of Guy Colwell’s socially-concerned underground comic book. Continue reading

 

Howard the Duck #1

Howard the Duck #1, by Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones, balances clear art and solid jokes against a troubled character history and obvious editorial mandates. Continue reading

 

The Sculptor

Every artist I know knows there’s something very wrong with the artworld; that it has reached a point of seemingly irreparable alienation from everyday life and real human concerns. McCloud’s David Smith sacrifices everything — based on faith in his “talent” or “genius” – to try and mend that gap. And he fails, spectacularly. Continue reading