The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil

Stephen Collins’s fable about a tidy society menaced by the otherness of a man’s beard that mysteriously would not stop growing, The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil, is notable for the extreme dryness of its wit, the detailed but lively … Continue reading


Frontier #7

Jillian Tamaki explores (and visualizes) viral Internet culture in a suspenseful entry from Youth in Decline’s artist anthology series. Continue reading


Ink Brick #1-2

The subgenre of comics-as-poetry has been exploding of late, with an anthology of that name being published a couple of years ago and several artists forming collectives such as Team Weird Comics as both a collaborative and motivational measure. Still, … Continue reading



Trim’s laffs come in varied sizes, styles and shadings. Continue reading



Ur has two meanings: it is a reference to an ancient Sumerian city, and also a word indicating that something is the most original, basic or primal form of something. In Eric Haven’s comic UR, he gets at the dark … Continue reading

Inner City Romance cover

Inner City Romance

The sociopolitical parables of Inner City Romance, an underground comic published between 1972 and 1978 are pure, uncut products of cagey, post-Sixties radicalism. Continue reading



Gilbert Hernandez has not shied away from expressing his disdain for younger cartoonists, many of whom no doubt revere him as an influence, a key figure of the alternative comics canon. Most recently, in an interview inaugurating a new weekly … Continue reading



A graphic biography of the expressionist artist. Continue reading