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Basewood

Basewood originally ran over the course of five issues of Longstreth’s self-published minicomic, and this hardcover collection is the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign to make the Ignatz Award-winning story available in book form. Continue reading

 
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Operation Margarine

If Katie Skelly’s Nurse Nurse represented a young artist stretching her limits in her first major work, then her follow-up book, Operation Margarine, sees Skelly working more in her comfort zone. There were times in Nurse Nurse when it seemed … Continue reading

 
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Pachyderme

Frederik Peeters’ Pachyderme opens in 1951 in Switzerland, with a scene of a woman walking through a traffic jam on a forest road. Old automobiles are lined up nose to tail, drivers are yelling at each other. It’s a realistic … Continue reading

 
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Over Easy

A funny, fast-paced semi-autobiographical coming-of-age memoir set in an Oakland restaurant in the post-hippy, early-punk days of the late ’70s. Continue reading

 
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Beautiful Darkness

Accentuating the “grim” in “Grimm” for both laughs and shudders, French comics writer Fabien Vehlmann and married illustration team Kerascoet – the pen name of Marie Pommepuy and Sébastien Cosset – take the precious trope of tiny fairy-like people wandering … Continue reading

 
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Superman: The Golden Age Sundays 1943-1946

What does an American with the powers of a god do when the country goes to war? Continue reading

 
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Sleazy Slice #7

Not that Robin Bougie cares much, but the Vancouver artist/editor’s seven years-running porno comics anthology hasn’t ever really received the credit it deserves. Continue reading

 
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“Life Zone”

At first glance, Simon Hanselmann’s “Life Zone” could pass as an Adult Swim show, or even a reality television one, if the characters were, you know, human. Continue reading