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Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland

Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland, co-published by Zip Comics and Top Shelf, is the first book of new material to come out since Pekar’s recent death. Continue reading

 
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Cyclical/Stale N Mate/Let’s Fucking Party/Cheek Up’s

It’s difficult to believe in the existence of minicomics from the co-star of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull even when you’re holding them in your hands. Continue reading

 
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Bhimayana: Experiences of Untouchability

A graphic biography of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar. Continue reading

 
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The Wolf

The Wolf, a full-cover collection of paintings that expound a narrative in a highly oblique manner, is a bold move for a self-publishing artist. Continue reading

 
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British Comics: A Cultural History

The specifically British contribution to the history of comics and cartoons remains under-researched and underappreciated. As Chapman points out in his informative study, there is much to discover. Continue reading

 
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A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume One

This adaptation of the zeitgeist-bestriding revisionist-epic fantasy novel uses details from the source material in great heaps on every page, but none of it coheres. Continue reading

 
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Lost and Found: Comics 1969-2003

The immediate question posed by finding Zippy the Pinhead in the newspaper was: How did this get here?
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Esperanza

The latest L&R digest finds Maggie, Hopey, Izzy, and Ray D. coming to terms with no longer being the life of the party and the heart of their scene — at least not without exhausting effort. Continue reading