REVIEWS

Donald Duck “Lost in the Andes”

Fantagraphics’ inaugural volume in their complete edition of Barks’s Disney comics drops the reader in right at the onset of his creative surge. Continue reading

 

Alan Moore: Conversations

Whatever these are, they are not, with one or two early exceptions, conversations, any more than George Carlin’s monologues, or the Socratic dialogues, were conversations. Continue reading

 

The Carl Barks Big Book of Barney Bear

Amusing in parts, but nowhere near Barks’s best work. Continue reading

 

Kramers Ergot 8

Kramers feels like a “break out the good china” prestige anthology compared to the Armory Show-style upstart it was circa Summer 2003, but it’s still tapped directly into the zeitgeist. Continue reading

 

Nuts

Gahan Wilson’s comic strip confronts the mysteries of childhood with often shocking frankness. Continue reading

 

Underwire

Hayden’s anecdotes about parenthood and marriage are related with real wit and poignancy. Continue reading

 

The Great Northern Brotherhood Of Canadian Cartoonists

This is perhaps Seth’s strangest book to date. Continue reading

 

The Someday Funnies

Could be good, could be bad. Maybe a bit of both. Continue reading