REVIEWS

Swell/Invisible Forces

I found myself wishing for a fancy hardback version with thicker, glossier paper that really showed off Juliacks’ mastery over every aspect of the page. Continue reading

 

The Hypo

It’s a fine first major work for a young cartoonist. Continue reading

 

Building Stories

A review in 14 parts. Continue reading

 

Solipsistic Pop Volume 4

This anthology is a formalist’s funhouse in the vein of a Chris Ware, Jordan Crane, or Richard McGuire. Continue reading

 

The Cartoon Utopia

The Cartoon Utopia is packed with visual detail and collect Ron Rege’s thoughts on magic in some of its many incarnations: astrology, the occult, sex magic, the “alchemy” of love relationships and other hermetic principles, and communion with animals. Continue reading

 

The Hive

Charles Burns in color! It continues to be a whole new glorious world for the Burns fan. The Hive, the second in a trilogy of luxe comic books that began with 2010’s X’ed Out, revels in both the associative and gross-out potential of color. Continue reading

 

Pompeii

Santoro’s drawings are wonderful; his reduction of figures to tone and line and shape recall illusionistic Roman frescoes, but endowed with comic-strip dynamism. Continue reading

 

Circles Cycles Circuits

This is a fascinating, challenging book that demands a lot from its readers. Continue reading