The essence of what drives Sacco to report on the things that he does: to give voice to those who are suffering and silenced. Continue reading


The Strumpet #1

“Art loves a constraint”, says Strumpet editors Jeremy Day and Ellen Lindner, explaining why their anthology is open only to women. They also note more practical reasons: “We’re keen to support women artists, to provide a social network, and a … Continue reading


Birdseye Bristoe

It’s telling that this is touted on the cover as “An Inventions and How-To Book.” Continue reading


The Voyeurs

The cartoonist Gabrielle Bell is what might have happened if Emily Dickinson had ever gotten out of the house. Continue reading


Trubble Club # 5

Trubble Club #5 is the Sistine Chapel of jam comics. Continue reading


Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller

This book is wildly successful as both a visual project and as a biography, touching on a number of controversial issues while leaving it up to the reader to decide what really happened. Continue reading


In Situ

I’m not sure I’ve ever read a diary comic that more accurately reflected the experience of living life than this one. That’s both a pro and a con. Continue reading



For contemporaneous Japanese readers NonNonBa would have served as an origin of sorts, insight into the background of an artist with a life-long interest in folklore of the supernatural. Continue reading