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The Mouse Glass

For Germany’s leading cartoonist Anna Haifisch the fluorescent honeymoon between To Live and Die in L.A. and Miami Vice is definitely over. Her latest release The Mouse Glass is implementing a further decisive step in her constantly evolving chromatic ideology. … Continue reading


Hieronymus & Bosch

Paul Kirchner’s Hieronymus & Bosch collects over eighty comic strips that riff on the afterlife of a “shameless ne’er-do-well named Hieronymus” and his faithful wooden toy duck, Bosch. The hapless pair are trapped in Hell, the primary setting for most of … Continue reading


Bloodstrike: Brutalists

I hesitated when offered the chance to review Michel Fiffe’s Bloodstrike: Brutalists. For one, I worried my lack of familiarity with the finer points of the original Bloodstrike’s continuity left me unqualified to comment on how well ties together loose … Continue reading


Street Angel Vs Ninjatech

Since reviving Street Angel in 2017, Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca have used the series of one-offs to mess around with storytelling on every level, frequently switching styles and genres, chasing ideas down alleys and into gutters, and packing a … Continue reading


Marilyn’s Monsters

Myths are a great temptation for any storyteller. Who wouldn’t want to play around with cultural icons and archetypes, with names and images that resonate before you’ve even finished saying “Once upon a time…”? But myths pose a great danger … Continue reading


Vanishing Act

“A Vanishing Act is impotent and aimless. It revels in its own futility. Until the subject matter fades from view, takes with it all measure of reality and leaves you with a thinning thread.” -M. Fallotin, Vanishing Act Roman Muradov’s … Continue reading


The Labyrinth

First published in 1960 and back in print again from the New York Review of Books, Saul Steinberg’s The Labyrinth condenses the modern and the mythic into 250 pages of strange and wonderful cartoons. The fourth of Steinberg’s seven major compilations, The Labyrinth covers his … Continue reading



This book is brisk and elliptical, so I too will attempt to be brief. Edmond Baudoin’s memoir of a cloistered childhood in Nice and the brother he shared it with is a truly beautiful sliver of comics. More than this, … Continue reading