Aesthetics: A Memoir

Aesthetics is a memoir not because Brunetti talks about personal details or because it’s a catalog of his selected works; instead, it’s a testimonial as to why he even bothers to work. Continue reading


Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

There are also recipes in the book. Not only are they not worth buying the book for, but many of them are simply generic recipes one could find through a random internet search. Continue reading


Kolor Klimax: Nordic Comics Now

The back cover for this hefty anthology of comics by Scandinavian artists suggests it be filed under “Nordic Hypnotica,” which is entirely apropos. Continue reading


Heads or Tails

In “Rainbow Moment”, one of the stories in Lilli Carré’s new collection from Fantagraphics, a man explains to his buddy over coffee what a rainbow moment is: “Like you’re feeling rain and sunshine at the same time, and are caught somewhere between the two.” Continue reading


Polish Female Comics: Double Portrait

The comics world continues to grow ever smaller. Continue reading


True Swamp: Choose Your Poison

At its heart, True Swamp is an existential howl. Continue reading


American Comic Book Chronicles: 1960-1964

Is this a thoughtful, engaging look at how the industry has changed over time, or just a fannish reminiscence of bygone years? Continue reading



Reading Geneviève Castrée’s childhood memoir is not unlike watching someone pull at every one of their old scabs and scars, leaving themselves bleeding and torn. Continue reading