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Angie Bongiolatti

A varied group of twenty-somethings sort out political beliefs and interpersonal relationships in post 9/11 New York City. Continue reading

 
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Wonton Soup: The Collected Edition

James Stokoe is perhaps most famous for his vibrant colors and “shit, son” sense-of-scale battle sequences in books both licenced (IDW’s Godzilla: The Half-Century War) and creator-owned (Image’s D&D cum Dio song-comic Orc Stain). But before he wrote/drew those, there … Continue reading

 
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School Spirits

In her debut book School Spirits, Anya Davidson carries over the raw energy and power of her zines into a longer loose narrative. Continue reading

 
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How to Be Happy

The first moment — but certainly not the last — that made me stop reading How to Be Happy, turn back the pages, and immediately re-read them came early. “In Our Eden”, the lead-off piece in Eleanor Davis’s masterful new … Continue reading

 
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Macanudo 1

In the new collection, Macanudo Book 1 from Enchanted Lion Books, it’s clear that the comic strip is better than I thought it was. Continue reading

 
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Buddy Buys a Dump

In its time (the nineties) Peter Bagge’s Hate was seen as one of alternative comics’ breakthrough success stories as well as something of a flagship title for publisher Fantagraphics, achieving a circulation of 30,000 copies at peak popularity. Continue reading

 
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Pirates in the Heartland: The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson Vol. 1

This is the first of what-promises-to-be an info-filled, art-so-rich-its-choking, three-volume celebration: The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson. Continue reading

 
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Tibonom

Billy Mavreas’ Tibonom is one of those works of art determined to move beyond its own bounds—casting, through mood, tone, and implication, a specific kind of spell. Continue reading