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Jeffrey Brown’s Cat Comics

A look at cartoonist Jeffrey Brown’s various cat-themed books. Continue reading


Baby’s in Black

If you came to Baby’s in Black, writer-artist Arne Bellstorf’s take on the young Beatles’ bohemian demimonde in early-‘60s Hamburg, expecting a darkly glamorous romantic tragedy amid the gathering clouds of a pop-culture hurricane—well, I can’t say I’d blame you. … Continue reading


Athos In America

In many ways, Athos In America feels like the artist looking back at his body of work to date. Continue reading


Night Business #4

In Marra’s blood-soaked hands — and this is his best handiwork to date — you can have your cake and eat it too. Continue reading


Lincoln Washington: Free Man #1

It seems unlikely that anyone would have guessed the missing element Marra needed to deliver his first bona fide masterpiece was a dose of realism, but then again he does have a way of confounding expectations. Continue reading


My Friend Dahmer

With all the Dahmer data he could find, and a head full of memories he can’t shake, cartoonist Derf tries to connect with the young serial killer in-the-making. Continue reading


Hilda And The Midnight Giant

Luke Pearson’s work was the biggest revelation from the initial wave of books Nobrow Press sent to me last year. Pearson’s work blends classic European cartooning techniques with Japanese figurework, along with a sense of quiet wonder and melancholy that’s … Continue reading


Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland

Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland, co-published by Zip Comics and Top Shelf, is the first book of new material to come out since Pekar’s recent death. Continue reading