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Empire State

When compared against the best moments in what’s considered his breakout work, Bookhunter, Meanwhile read like a victory-lap turned middle-fingers-extended snarl. Continue reading

 

Finder: Voice

Finder is solid sci-fi of the kind they were making in the 1970s. Continue reading

 

Love from the Shadows

Reading Love from the Shadows left me annoyed, cranky, baffled, disappointed, and breast-fixated, as has most of Beto’s work in recent years. Continue reading

 

R.I.P.: Best of 1985-2004

If only the horror stories contained in this best-of anthology by scratchboard-wielding German cartoonist Thomas Ott were half as well considered or painstakingly rendered as the luminous black and white art. Continue reading

 

A Single Match

Comics pundits will be scratching their heads over Oji Suzuki’s A Single Match, the latest entry in Drawn & Quarterly’s ongoing line of gekiga books. Continue reading

 

Che

A long out of print political classic returns in Dutch. Continue reading

 

Night Animals

Brecht Evens’ gorgeous pamphlet Night Animals is one more entry in the Little Nemo column: a surface-level book that hints frustratingly at greater depths which prove difficult to actually access. Continue reading

 

Independently Animated: Bill Plympton

This book demonstrates an artist who has so well exceeded his influences that he has become a sub-genre of the form himself. Continue reading