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R.I.P.

R.I.P.: Best of 1985-2004

If only the horror stories contained in this best-of anthology by scratchboard-wielding German cartoonist Thomas Ott were half as well considered or painstakingly rendered as the luminous black and white art. Continue reading

 
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A Single Match

Comics pundits will be scratching their heads over Oji Suzuki’s A Single Match, the latest entry in Drawn & Quarterly’s ongoing line of gekiga books. Continue reading

 
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Che

A long out of print political classic returns in Dutch. Continue reading

 
Night Animals

Night Animals

Brecht Evens’ gorgeous pamphlet Night Animals is one more entry in the Little Nemo column: a surface-level book that hints frustratingly at greater depths which prove difficult to actually access. Continue reading

 
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Independently Animated: Bill Plympton

This book demonstrates an artist who has so well exceeded his influences that he has become a sub-genre of the form himself. Continue reading

 
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Chimo

You go to Collier for the “Collier Experience.” Continue reading

 
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Weapons of the Metabaron

If bad publicity is better than no publicity, then Weapons of the Metabaron is comfortably ahead of nearly every other Franco-Belgian genre comic currently in English release. Continue reading

 
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The Complete Peanuts: 1979-1980

These strips mostly date from my early childhood years, which is to say, the late seventies to mid-eighties – not generally considered Peanuts’ best era. Continue reading