Hand-Drying in America, and Other Stories

Hand-Drying in America and Other Stories

Starting in 1998, and continuing apace today, Katchor has presided over a full-color single page in each issue of Metropolis magazine. The bulk of these efforts—fourteen years worth of wry, restless, deeply curious cartooning—are now collected in Hand-Drying in America Continue reading



In situations like this, it is useful to examine the counter-plan suggested by the authors, their “response” to the dominant paradigm they are largely working in yet ostensibly criticizing. Continue reading


District 14: Season 1

Shite, I thought. Is this going to be completely trite Euronoir like Blacksad, a pile of clichés enlivened only by the gimmick of giving stock characters animal heads? Continue reading


Ant Comic

Ant Comic marked the moment I stopped giving a shit about print. Continue reading


Black Is the Color

As befits a comic that mostly takes place in a rowboat going nowhere in the middle of the ocean, Black Is the Color frequently collapses time and space into one another. Often its two-panel rows, or indeed entire pages, will … Continue reading

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Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary

A remarkable biography, rich in the details of the major events in Capp’s life Continue reading


Runner Runner

An excellent sampler of the most experienced cartoonists from the West Coast scene who are mostly known for their minicomics. Continue reading



This is less a story than it is a therapy journal comic, but Forney’s instincts as an entertainer kick in even on the dreariest of pages. Continue reading