T. Edward Bak’s Wild Man series initially ran in the pages of the anthology Mome. In this first volume of his story about the German naturalist and explorer Georg Steller, he’s altered the format and some of the content considerably than what was published in Mome, and created a far more coherent and powerful experience. Continue reading
A gedankenexperiment about an all-woman society — imagining it, putting it through its genre-story paces, examining female friendship, romantic relationships, and enmity in the fresh air created by the near-total absence of men. Continue reading
Lane Milburn’s Twelve Gems is a self-conscious space opera full of cross-hatched alien landscapes and over-the-top gags. Continue reading
In Dash Shaw’s latest graphic novel, we are given a glimpse into a pretty unusual medical practice.
In this latest graphic novel by the author of By This Shall You Know Him, a husband and wife follow their Safari Guide into a surreal jungle, where many dangers await. Continue reading
Even though Patrick McDonnell’s Mutts comic strip is sublimely designed to work on multiple levels, it comes perilously close to losing its charms in the dumb, exploitative packaging employed in The Mutts Diaries, a collection that Andrews McMeel Publishing has created to launch its amp! comics for kids imprint. Continue reading
Iasmin Omar Ata’s comic Mis(h)adra is a story about the daily life and struggles of Isaac, a college student who’s just trying to get through parties, midterms, and his struggles with epilepsy. Continue reading
Sex gives us an experience with utility — explored at length in the first two issues before being undermined in the third and smashed to pieces in the fourth — worth fantasizing about in the context of the rest of our existence. Continue reading