3D Sweeties

When I’m bored at work, which happens enough to have caused my return to writing comics criticism after years away from the field, one of my favorite things to do is pull up and peruse all my liked posts on … Continue reading


Ascender #1

Ascender is the not-so-cleverly-titled sequel to Descender, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s critically-acclaimed, Eisner winning series. Taking place ten years after the “rip-roaring and heart-felt cosmic odyssey” that was Descender, Ascender centers on a young girl, Mila, stuck on the … Continue reading


A Fire Story

When faced with extraordinary circumstances — say, a series of wildfires that would ultimately destroy over 6,200 homes and kill 44  — ordinary people record what’s happening with whatever tools are available. So what does an Eisner Award winning nonfiction … Continue reading


Wasted Space #8

A little background on this comic book: none. I have no context about this comic whatsoever. I hadn’t heard of the series before it was placed in front of me. This may sound horrifying to some comics readers, but it … Continue reading


Ghost Box

Who among us doesn’t enjoy a little of the ol’ ultraviolence? Well, lots of people, but it’s safe to say that none of them are going to be buying Ghost Box. It’s far too early in a review to resort … Continue reading


Giraffes On Horseback Salad

Subtitled Salvador Dali, The Marx Brothers and The Strangest Movie Never Made, Josh Frank and company’s Giraffes On Horseback Salad has an irresistible real-world  premise. In 1937, mutual admirers of one another’s work Salvador Dali and Harpo Marx met with … Continue reading


Worn Tuff Elbow #2

A 15-year gap between issues? This might be a world record. But a new infusion of comics by Marc Bell is a gift to us all. In the interim, Bell has released the graphic novella Stroppy, two anthologies of various … Continue reading


Ink & Anguish: A Jay Lynch Anthology

Jay Lynch is the underdog of the first wave of American underground cartoonists. Had he been born 30 years earlier—or later—fame and fortune might have been his as a comic artist. Lynch went through much personal struggle to stay afloat, … Continue reading