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Lucille is an above-average version of the classic “troubled teens on the run” story. Continue reading


Forgotten Fantasy: Sunday Comics 1900-1915

A revelatory anthology. Continue reading


Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths

This semi-autobiographical WWII novel is a compelling work by a major cartoonist woefully underrepresented in English. Continue reading


The Next Day

By its very nature, as both a work of art and a piece of inspirational literature based on the lives of four survivors of suicide attempts, The Next Day walks a fine line. Continue reading


Madman All-New Giant Size Super Ginchy Special

Madman might be in a rut. Continue reading


Butcher Baker, The Righteous Maker #1-3

The problem with Butcher Baker is this: it’s not an essay collection, it’s a comic. Continue reading


Willie & Joe: Back Home

If Mauldin’s World War II strips were a needed corrective to the public’s glorification of war, then his post WWII work fulfilled the same function for those who thought of post-war America as some kind of euphoric utopia. Continue reading


Chester 5000 XYV

Jess Fink’s “erotic, robotic Victorian romance” is utterly of the zeitgeist. Continue reading