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The Best American Comics 2018

A bizarre combination of being opinionated, and being averse to one of the most fundamental aspects of artfulness: persuasion. Continue reading


It Will Be Hard

Cartoonist and writer Hien Pham wants It Will Be Hard to be many things: a story about queerness, sex positivity, gray asexuality, polyamory, people of color, body image, love and relationships; it’s also a comic and an interactive choose-your-own-adventure, sort … Continue reading


The Ghost Script

The Ghost Script, and the trilogy it caps off, is a fine celebration of those inspirations and influences, and likely to be a source of inspiration and influences for other writers, artists and writer/artists in the future. Continue reading


Amnesia: The Lost Films of Francis D. Longfellow #1

The valley between art and audience that the comics medium traverses is far less uncanny than the one facing animation. Before the terrain was road-graded by computers at least, cartoons could carry an unnerving vibe, the forms and movements so … Continue reading


The Provocative Colette

America came sadly late to the career of Annie Goetzinger. Only two graphic novels from her 45-year career in comics have been translated in English up until now: 2015’s Girl in Dior, her stylish, semi-fictional biography of fashion designer Christian … Continue reading


Niki De Saint Phalle: The Garden Of Secrets

Writing a biography in comics is tricky. How does one cram the essence of a life into under two hundred pages? Is it possible to get across just why a person is important? Furthermore, how is the task complicated with … Continue reading


A House In The Jungle

Ingredients this tepid cannot sustain continued interest. Continue reading


Petey & Pussy: Puppy Love

The surface simplicity of John Kerschbaum’s work has always belied the complexity of its underlying structure. To be sure, the humorist is first and foremost a gag man, dating back to his Xeric grant-winning series The Wiggly Reader back in … Continue reading