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Take What You Can Carry

There’s a dearth of serious, literate young adult comics. The comics of Kevin C. Pyle stand out as an exception. Continue reading


Too Much Coffee Man #1 (Facsimile Edition)

It’s clear that Wheeler was still figuring out his approach. Continue reading


Cruisin’ with the Hound: The Life and Times of Fred Toote’

A splendid book, and a startling view of a plebeian world that tends to be submerged by the North American tendency to pretend that class doesn’t exist. Continue reading



Unsurprisingly, Delisle’s reportage in Jerusalem works best when there’s something to report. Continue reading


Troop 142

What makes the book work is Dawson’s remarkable facility for writing dialogue with a painful level of verisimilitude. Continue reading


Best of Enemies: A History of US and Middle East Relations – Part One: 1783-1953

To flip through this volume, which traces the history of the United States’ dealings with the Middle East from its conflicts with Barbary pirates at the turn of the 19th century through the CIA overthrow of Iran in the 1950s, is to encounter a panoply of fantastical figures, whether they’re wearing turbans or tricorner hats. Continue reading

To Get Her, by Bernie Mireault

To Get Her

Bernie Mireault’s longest, most ambitious work to date unfortunately doesn’t work. Continue reading


Picket Line

Above all else, the Xeric Grant seems to reward ambition, and there’s no doubt that Breena Wiederhoeft’s debut graphic novel is an ambitious first work. Continue reading