Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos

Before I get into reviewing Lucy Knisley’s new book, Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos, I need to own up to something. Until giving Kid Gloves a serious read, I thought of Knisley solely as a memoirist. Her five … Continue reading


Mob Psycho 100 Volume 1

One of the brightest stars in the world of current Manga is the web-artist known only as ‘ONE.’ His breakout hit was One Punch Man – a superhero comedy that has as much to do with the American conception of … Continue reading


Corto Maltese: The Secret Rose

If like me you spent multiple years in graduate school studying medieval European literature this is a rare treat of a book that will allow you to actually get some use out of your hundreds of thousands of dollars of amassed student debt. The rest of you should enjoy it if you’re the type who likes to see Hugo Pratt draw things. Continue reading



Windowpane, Joe Kessler’s debut graphic novel from Breakdown Press, collects four stories from the one-man anthology of the same name. However, rather than taking the form of a compilation for those who missed the single issues, the stories in Windowpane … Continue reading


Sea In You

Comics content has always been shaped to fit the available space. When creators had a full glorious newspaper page to work with, Little Nemo created sweeping fantasy vistas. When artists only had four panels, they turned to gag setups. Social … Continue reading


Blame This On the Boogie

What a warm and wonderful book this is, bursting with color and life, wise about the ways of the world and its ugliness, but steadfastly refusing to succumb to despair. I did not realize how much I needed to read … Continue reading


Bloodborne: The Death of Sleep

No, Bloodborne: The Death of Sleep does not fail because it deviates too far from the source material or because it will not dare deviate. It fails because it does not uphold the same standard of unflinching honesty that its inspiration did. It fails because it is a horror story afraid of nothing so much as itself.   Continue reading


Space Academy 123

Space Academy 123 is funny and easy to read. It is beautiful to look at and read. The characters are alive, and the story is exciting. The theme is deep. It doesn’t pretend to be high art, but it is … Continue reading