REVIEWS

Rules for Dating My Daughter

Mike Dawson delivers an uneven collection of personal essay-style memoir comics, occasionally thoughtful, but often thoughtless in its concern for others. Continue reading

 

Mini Kuš! Comics #38–41

This latest quartet of minicomics from the celebrated Latvian comics outfit features new stories by artists from Latvia, the US, Finland, & Germany, respectively. Continue reading

 

Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus

Shall we judge a book by its cover? The cover of Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus bears a window or panel of yonic shape: a pointed ellipse that opens like an eye turned sidewise. This kind of shape … Continue reading

 

Gast

Gast is a wonderful piece of work, Carol Swain is the real deal, and Gast is required reading. Continue reading

 

Beverly

Quiet desperation is, by definition, not always easy to detect, but at this point, it’s been pretty well documented—in and out of comics. Into this tradition of desperation art comes Beverly, the debut collection of cartoonist Nick Drnaso. The book … Continue reading

 

The Story Of My Tits

Jennifer Hayden is a relative latecomer to comics, after years of work in graphic design and illustration. Like many converts, she took to comics with a zeal and work ethic that saw her very quickly get better in public. She’s … Continue reading

 

Agony

Beyer’s superb graphic novel, originally published by Raw Books in 1987 and now available once again all these years later. Continue reading

 

The Demon: Hell’s Hitman

Etrigan the Demon is one of Jack Kirby’s odder creations, conceived for DC in the decade after Kirby created most of the Marvel superhero canon, and also conceived separately from the New Gods—Kirby’s best known contributions to the DC universe. … Continue reading