District 14: Season 1

Shite, I thought. Is this going to be completely trite Euronoir like Blacksad, a pile of clichés enlivened only by the gimmick of giving stock characters animal heads? Continue reading


Ant Comic

Ant Comic marked the moment I stopped giving a shit about print. Continue reading


Black Is the Color

As befits a comic that mostly takes place in a rowboat going nowhere in the middle of the ocean, Black Is the Color frequently collapses time and space into one another. Often its two-panel rows, or indeed entire pages, will … Continue reading


Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary

A remarkable biography, rich in the details of the major events in Capp’s life Continue reading


Runner Runner

An excellent sampler of the most experienced cartoonists from the West Coast scene who are mostly known for their minicomics. Continue reading



This is less a story than it is a therapy journal comic, but Forney’s instincts as an entertainer kick in even on the dreariest of pages. Continue reading



Kessler runs the gamut of genres, philosophical ideas, and storytelling styles, filtering them through a color sense that dominates the comic more than any other element. Continue reading



A bit of text in the lower left corner of the cover to Abelard describes it as a “magical graphic novel.” That should have tipped me off right away. Continue reading