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Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour

An illustrated biography of the great romance cartoonist. Continue reading


Anarchy Comics: The Complete Collection

In its nine years of existence (1978–1987) only four issues of Anarchy appeared, but it would be hard to overestimate the comic’s political and cultural importance even thirty years later. Continue reading


The Graphic Canon, Volume I

It takes time to read this book, but it is a book worth taking time over. Continue reading



Wizzywig (the onomatopoeia for WYSIWYG, a computer acronym that stands for What You See Is What You Get) very much lives up to its title–even as a satirist, Piskor doesn’t go in for subtext or subtlety in this book. Given the crazy stories he based this book on, that’s not a surprise. Continue reading


Flayed Corpse

Echoing the title, this nasty, brutish, and short minicomic lays bare the preoccupations of the preeminent horror cartoonist of our time. Continue reading


O! Tricky Cad & Other Jessoterica

One of the greatest-ever fine art interrogations of the funny pages has to have been Tricky Cad, created by the San Francisco artist Jess (Collins) between 1952-1959. Continue reading


Sad Sex

With help from guest interviewee Dame Darcy, this aged male reviewer decides that Heather Benjamin’s Sad Sex is the cat’s pajamas. Continue reading


Ah Pook and Bill Burroughs: Two Books

Two books about a never-published graphic novel and its legendary author. Continue reading