Huntington, West Virginia “On The Fly”

Huntington, West Virginia “On The Fly” feels like his Pekar’s Dark Horse work. It’s small-scale and observational, applying a magnifying glass both to himself and to several people he meets. Continue reading


Level Up

Level Up represents a step forward in Yang’s development as a writer, in part because of his choice of Thien Pham as his illustrator. Continue reading


Special Exits

In Joyce Farmer’s powerful Special Exits the people are more people-like than I have encountered in comics in a long time. Continue reading


Black Eye 1

For an anthology of scabrous sick humor, Ryan Standfest’s Black Eye sure is tastefully designed. Continue reading


All Nighter #1

A punk-girl five-parter from the collapsed DC Comics imprint Minx finally sees print. Continue reading


Sundays 4 (Forever Changes)

The Sundays editors have reproduced the Kramer’s Ergot model in terms of springing new and interesting work on the comics world in a single volume. Continue reading


It Is Almost That

This large, 300-page volume is packed full of such a lively variety of work that owning it is an almost piggish pleasure. Continue reading



Lucille is an above-average version of the classic “troubled teens on the run” story. Continue reading