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Hasib & The Queen of Serpents

The result is something that reflects a stylized version of age of the stories without indulging in stereotype or essentialist fantasy. Continue reading


Soviet Daughter

The subject of Julia Alekseyeva’s biographical comic Soviet Daughter, her great-grandmother Lola, left her life savings to her great-granddaughter. However, Alekseyeva’s real inheritance was Lola’s memoir, which she instructed her family not to read until she died. Khinya “Lola” Ignatovskaya … Continue reading



If Alex Graham’s Angloid is not even semi-autobiographical, I am probably being straight-up rude for assuming it is. The protagonist drinks too much, smells bad, and propositions much older men only to then face the further indignity of being laughed … Continue reading


Super Late Bloomer

The first of Kaye’s book-length publications, it is a bound collection of select strips from her acclaimed web comic Up and Out. Though the web comic began as a run-of-the-mill gag strip, Up and Out transformed alongside Kaye herself into an autobiographical comic documenting her personal life as a transgender woman. Continue reading


Mr. Wolf’s Class

This graphic novel for young readers details the adventures of the fourth grade teacher Mr. Wolf and his students on their first day at school. Continue reading


Be Prepared

It may be listed as being for Middle Grade and Young Teens, but Be Prepared will hit home more with any adult who ever felt out of place growing up, that is to say, most of us. Continue reading


Devilman: The Classic Collection Vol. 1

Devilman is repellent and stupid, yes, but it is also a certain kind of joyous, the work of an artist who believed deeply in every line he rendered and every emotion he so obviously struggled to portray. Continue reading



Once again relationships provide the basis for Baitinger’s excursions into the things mankind is constantly struggling with, this time modern communication technology. Continue reading