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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


Cyclical/Stale N Mate/Let’s Fucking Party/Cheek Up’s

It’s difficult to believe in the existence of minicomics from the co-star of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull even when you’re holding them in your hands. Continue reading


Bhimayana: Experiences of Untouchability

A graphic biography of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar. Continue reading


The Wolf

The Wolf, a full-cover collection of paintings that expound a narrative in a highly oblique manner, is a bold move for a self-publishing artist. Continue reading


British Comics: A Cultural History

The specifically British contribution to the history of comics and cartoons remains under-researched and underappreciated. As Chapman points out in his informative study, there is much to discover. Continue reading


A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume One

This adaptation of the zeitgeist-bestriding revisionist-epic fantasy novel uses details from the source material in great heaps on every page, but none of it coheres. Continue reading


Lost and Found: Comics 1969-2003

The immediate question posed by finding Zippy the Pinhead in the newspaper was: How did this get here?
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