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The Eyes of the Cat

This entire review is an elaboration on the following disclaimer: I am the single worst person to review The Eyes of the Cat. I am the over-emotional, door-slamming detective who is too close to the case and about to be … Continue reading


Government Issue: Comics for the People, 1940s to 2000s

Leave it to the government to make comic books boring. Continue reading



The latest release from Providence-based noise cartoonist Christopher “CF” Forgues is something of a departure from his previous output, but it’s one that makes sense. Over the past decade or so, CF has gone from a marginal figure in the culty … Continue reading


Donald Duck “Lost in the Andes”

Fantagraphics’ inaugural volume in their complete edition of Barks’s Disney comics drops the reader in right at the onset of his creative surge. Continue reading


Alan Moore: Conversations

Whatever these are, they are not, with one or two early exceptions, conversations, any more than George Carlin’s monologues, or the Socratic dialogues, were conversations. Continue reading


The Carl Barks Big Book of Barney Bear

Amusing in parts, but nowhere near Barks’s best work. Continue reading


Kramers Ergot 8

Kramers feels like a “break out the good china” prestige anthology compared to the Armory Show-style upstart it was circa Summer 2003, but it’s still tapped directly into the zeitgeist. Continue reading



Gahan Wilson’s comic strip confronts the mysteries of childhood with often shocking frankness. Continue reading