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The Complete Strange Growths: 1991-1997

A collection of Jenny Zervakis’ long-running, quietly influential comics zine from the 1990’s, the first book project published by Spit and a Half. Continue reading


Pretending Is Lying

Reading the New York Review Comics edition of Dominique Goblet’s Pretending Is Lying, I was reminded of an old Phoebe Gloeckner interview with Gary Groth in The Comics Journal. It’s commonly believed that the harrowing experiences she depicted in A … Continue reading



Since ending the regular run of his seminal series Hate!, Peter Bagge has been experimenting with all sorts of different genres. He wrote an all-ages series with Yeah! (drawn by Gilbert Hernandez), wrote and drew some of a hilarious comic about a … Continue reading


Pat Palermo’s Galveston Diary

Pat Palermo is a New York-based artist who has been an active participant in the art world while maintaining an identity as a cartoonist. This  doesn’t seem like such a strange thing now, as more and more people are getting … Continue reading


Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home

This follow up to Nicole J. Georges’ previous graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura, continues Georges’ coming-of-age saga, this time centering on her deep, lasting relationship with Beija, a “Bad Dog.” Continue reading



Keiler Roberts’ newest volume of loosely assembled memoir strips, Sunburning, is a more assured, confident, and cohesive collection than her prior work. While Roberts displayed a distinct authorial voice, a refreshing lack of fussiness with her blunt and direct pencil … Continue reading


The Magical Twins

The Magical Twins (Les Jumeaux Magiques in the original French) was the first collaboration between Alejandro Jodorowsky and Georges Bess. It was originally published in 1987 in the French comics magazine Le Journal de Mickey. Although ostensibly intended for young … Continue reading


On the Camino

Before the release of On the Camino, few cartoonists seemed less likely to publish a memoir than Jason. The Norwegian artist has spent decades creating deadpan genre stories defined by slapstick and muted emotions. 2013’s Lost Cat, for instance, approaches … Continue reading