The Best of Comix Book

Like an old bottle bobbing up on an island decades after it has been hurled outward by unseen hands, Comix Book, a singular creation of 1970s comic art, has come back. Continue reading



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