The Cigar That Fell In Love With A Pipe

The Cigar That Fell In Love With A Pipe is a hard book to pin down. At heart, it’s an unconventional fairy tale romance, and as such, it owes everything to artist Nick Abadzis, who brings that fairy tale to … Continue reading


Lovers Only

An anthology of teen romance comics by three female creators, jointly produced by Youth in Decline and Price Tapes. Continue reading


Flop To The Top

Flop To The Top is the single best book in the entire Toon line. Continue reading



This is perhaps the most overtly political work Bell has done to date. Continue reading


Island #1

In the heady late-aughts days of Brandon Graham’s WordPress blog Royal Boiler, he’d freely post sketch pages, previews of upcoming work (typically King City panels), and personal work anecdotes — but he’d also act as a curator. Each post usually … Continue reading


SuperMutant Magic Academy

The complete collection of Jillian Tamaki’s acclaimed webcomic about supernaturally gifted teens dealing with completely natural teenage problems. Continue reading


Blubber #1

This brutal little one shot from Gilbert Hernandez constructs a libidinous circle of life via six loosely connected strips of blackly comic body horror, creepily cute animal weirdness, and nightmarish nature documentary deadpan, occupied by spindly creepazoids and bowling pin-shaped … Continue reading



In the early to mid 1980s, Sylvie Rancourt self-published Melody, a French-language comic in which she recounted her experiences performing as a young nude dancer in Montreal clubs. Initially selling the comic to the clubs’ patrons (she ultimately published six … Continue reading