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


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



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


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


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


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


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


“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