REVIEWS

Angie Bongiolatti

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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