Migraine; Two Stories

Migraine by Woshibai and Two Stories by Gantea mark the first entries in a series of contemporary lianhuanhua translations from Brooklyn micropress Paradise Systems. Continue reading


Twisted Romance #1

Twisted Romance is a new four-issue anthology series from Image, with issues coming out every week this past February. Each issue consists of a main comics story that pairs writer Alex de Campi with a different artist, a backup comics … Continue reading



Blexbolex has cracked the code. The French cartoonist with the name that sounds like a friendly robot has worked in a wide variety of styles, from the simple interlocking blocks of bright color seen in his kid’s books People and Seasons, to the … Continue reading


Cartoon Clouds

What’s the point of making art in a technological era? This question, and variations of it, make up the heart of Joseph Remnant’s first longform graphic narrative, Cartoon Clouds. Clouds follows freshly minted art school graduate Seth Fallon through insecurity, … Continue reading


Now #1 and 2

What exactly is the title of Fantagraphics’ new anthology referring to? Is the “Now” supposed to imply that its contributors are the most noteworthy cartoonists of the moment? Is this an anthology focused primarily on contemporary cultural and political issues? … Continue reading


Losing the Girl: Life on Earth Book 1

I was intrigued when I heard that memoir cartoonist MariNaomi was going to be writing a series of young adult comics. In her many autobiographical comics, it’s seemed like she labored to create as many different kinds of talking heads … Continue reading


Good News Bible: The Deadline Strips of Shaky Kane

The best-designed books don’t just look nice, they make statements about what’s inside of them. Whether or not those statements get backed up is the author’s responsibility; but good design has a way of laying expectations out on the table. … Continue reading


Saigon Calling

Every war is a tragedy for both sides – even good wars, when you can find them. That’s hardly a novel observation. What’s also true, if less observed, is that every war is also avoidable. Even the necessary wars. The … Continue reading