REVIEWS

Cartoon Monarch: Otto Soglow and the Little King

Otto Soglow was one of the central cartoonists of mid-century America. With this book, we can finally begin to gauge his achievement. Continue reading

 

The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist

The Art of Daniel Clowes manages to cram an entire career—along with sketches, original art, photographs, personal artifacts and rare strips—into 224 utterly handsome pages. Continue reading

 

Conan the Barbarian #1-3

Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan’s approach to the Conan legacy is conservative, perhaps even reverential, but quietly subversive, as well Continue reading

 

Forming

The most hilarious cosmogony I’ve ever read. Continue reading

 

Jeffrey Brown’s Cat Comics

A look at cartoonist Jeffrey Brown’s various cat-themed books. Continue reading

 

Baby’s in Black

If you came to Baby’s in Black, writer-artist Arne Bellstorf’s take on the young Beatles’ bohemian demimonde in early-‘60s Hamburg, expecting a darkly glamorous romantic tragedy amid the gathering clouds of a pop-culture hurricane—well, I can’t say I’d blame you. … Continue reading

 

Athos In America

In many ways, Athos In America feels like the artist looking back at his body of work to date. Continue reading

 

Night Business #4

In Marra’s blood-soaked hands — and this is his best handiwork to date — you can have your cake and eat it too. Continue reading