REVIEWS

Me, Mikko, and Annikki

In an era when institutional memory is being lost at an alarming rate, one of the greatest services that art can serve is to help us remember.  Especially in America, where we can barely remember what happened during the last … Continue reading

 

Hilda and the Mountain King

It would be fair to wonder if, with the advent of the Hilda Netflix series, Luke Pearson might lose a step, stretched thin among projects (less than half the episodes are adapted from the books), but no. Hilda and the … Continue reading

 

The Immersion Program

Temperament likely dictates your reaction to dream stories. Someone with a rich and rewarding dream life may find them fascinating and meaningful – people with silly or strange dreams may find little purchase. The dreams in fiction so rarely resemble … Continue reading

 

Return To Romance

Although I am an avid lover of humor, sci-fi and horror comics, I had not delved into romance until recently (smut, its transgressive step-sibling, is another matter, and a topic for a different day.) Tasked with drawing a weird love … Continue reading

 

Jeremiah

There is something wrong with the corn. The small patch outside of Jeremiah’s sparse house, next to an empty wreck of ground where another house once stood, is where he spends his days: he rushes out to them in the … Continue reading

 

Rooftop Stew

The first book collection of one of the premiere creators of the Seattle comics scene, featuring his trademark wildly detailed, scabby drawings. Continue reading

 

Persephone’s Garden

In her new collection of autobio comics, Persephone’s Garden, Glynnis Fawkes frequently portrays her kids as whiny brats, dissatisfied with everything. They travel to Israel and Greece, and all the kids want to do is stay home. She tries to … Continue reading

 

The Envious Siblings and Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes

With The Envious Siblings, Landis Blair (The Hunting Accident) becomes something like the Greta Van Fleet to Edward Gorey’s Led Zeppelin. The book, a collection of illustrated verse, is a bungled homage to a past master, without the deftness or … Continue reading