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1-800-MICE

1-800-MICE looks to all the world like doodles, but hidden behind a veil of nonsense lurks one of the most meticulously and pulse-poundingly plotted comics of the year. Continue reading

 
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Freddy Stories

Mendes has been producing minicomics about her quasi-autobiographical character Freddy for some time, and now, thanks to a Xeric grant, she’s collected them into a book. Continue reading

 
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Tales Designed to Thrizzle #7

I’m happy to report that Tales Designed to Thrizzle‘s dalliance with being not-that-funny has proven blessedly brief. After the disappointingly non-berserk sixth issue, Thrizzle returns to form with lucky number seven — and of all things, it seems like Christopher … Continue reading

 
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Pope Hats #2

One of the more satisfying reads of the year. Continue reading

 
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Cave Evil

Meeting to experience an immersive roll playing game. Continue reading

 
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Kashmir Pending

The history and conflict graphically personified. Continue reading

 
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Mark Twain’s Autobiography 1910-2010

This book has little to do with the real Twain and instead is a showcase for an Our Dumb Century-style send-up of the 20th century. Continue reading

 
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Queen of the Black Black

An engaging catalog of both the strengths that would come to characterize Kelso’s later work, and the weaknesses she’d overcome to get there. Continue reading