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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

 

Piero

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

 

LAAB #0

In the canon of the Western cultural consciousness, the black body and its attendant meanings have historically been portrayed as an afterthought, if at all. The salient fact of their humanity often begrudged, people of color had been, and in … Continue reading

 

Wonder Woman Earth One Vol. 2

In Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 2 Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette come as close as anyone ever has to turning feminist psychologist and jovial crank William Marston’s original feminist fantasy for kids into a modern adventure story for adults. … Continue reading

 

Vagabond Valise

But even though the contents sufficiently sad, I’m not sure that’s enough to make Valise good. Continue reading

 

Sex Fantasy

Fantasy is a malleable space where any possibility can be evoked. In Sex Fantasy, Foster-Dimino uses it again and again to evoke the possibility that our need for connection could be met, if only momentarily. Continue reading

 

The Empty Bed

Robert Dayton’s The Empty Bed is a long howl and a laugh up his own sleeve. This is the multidisciplinary artist’s first long-form comic, and its mixture of word and image has more in common with Ray Fenwick’s typographical comics … Continue reading

 

Coyote 1

I never read any of the Twilight novels, but I did absent-mindedly watch enough of the first two films in the franchise to state with a certain degree of likely-unearned authority that Ranmaru Zariya’s Coyote appears to be making a … Continue reading