REVIEWS

Pachyderme

Frederik Peeters’ Pachyderme opens in 1951 in Switzerland, with a scene of a woman walking through a traffic jam on a forest road. Old automobiles are lined up nose to tail, drivers are yelling at each other. It’s a realistic … Continue reading

 

Over Easy

A funny, fast-paced semi-autobiographical coming-of-age memoir set in an Oakland restaurant in the post-hippy, early-punk days of the late ’70s. Continue reading

 

Beautiful Darkness

Accentuating the “grim” in “Grimm” for both laughs and shudders, French comics writer Fabien Vehlmann and married illustration team Kerascoet – the pen name of Marie Pommepuy and Sébastien Cosset – take the precious trope of tiny fairy-like people wandering … Continue reading

 

Superman: The Golden Age Sundays 1943-1946

What does an American with the powers of a god do when the country goes to war? Continue reading

 

Sleazy Slice #7

Not that Robin Bougie cares much, but the Vancouver artist/editor’s seven years-running porno comics anthology hasn’t ever really received the credit it deserves. Continue reading

 

“Life Zone”

At first glance, Simon Hanselmann’s “Life Zone” could pass as an Adult Swim show, or even a reality television one, if the characters were, you know, human. Continue reading

 

Multiple Warheads

This is not a long-gestating passion project that took years to see to its envisioned-from-the-outset conclusion, but a collection of comics drawn over the course of a decade, as the ongoing and evolving concern of an artist operating in a … Continue reading

 

Pregnant Butch

The pregnancy of Teek Thomsson, a dyed-in-the-wool butch dyke. Based on the author’s own experiences. Continue reading