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It Never Happened Again: Two Stories

Sam Alden is among the most gifted of the young cartoonists I’ve come across in recent years. He has already established a sizable, rabid fan base through his Tumblr and deservedly won the Promising New Talent nod at last year’s … Continue reading

 
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Bad for You: Exposing the War on Fun!

This one is chock-full of information, but presented so well that the details are destined to move easily, and usefully, into young minds. Continue reading

 
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Popeye, The Classic Newspaper Comics — Volume One: 1986-1989

About halfway through Popeye, The Classic Newspaper Comics — Volume One: 1986-1989, underground comix boundary pusher turned syndicated strip jobber Bobby London’s aggressively contemporary take on our beloved sailorman, we find the Sea Hag (frequent nemesis to Popeye since 1929) … Continue reading

 
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Andre the Giant: Life and Legend

Box Brown’s Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, a cradle-to-grave comics biography, is the latest work to explore the tension between, well, Andre Roussimoff’s life and his legend. Continue reading

 
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Rudy

A collection of the long-running cult minicomic out of Toronto. Continue reading

 
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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

 
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Basewood

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

 
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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