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From Lone Mountain: King-Cat Comics Stories 2003-2007

John Porcellino, cartoonist, memoirist, poet, and zinester, is one of our greatest comics artists. Many know this; many more should. He remembers places and people beautifully—that is, he does a beautiful job of remembering through art. Increasingly, I find myself drawing … Continue reading


Total Jazz

Writing about music is tricky enough — blah blah dancing about architecture, yammer yammer — but think about what goes into drawing about it. If you’re illustrating an actual musical performance, or even just the experience of listening to it, … Continue reading


Grace, Jerry, Jessica and Me #2

Some historical convergences demand fanfiction. My own personal canon includes the first Redstockings meeting; the drafting of the Dogme 95 manifesto and “Vow of Chastity”; any given night at Zurich’s Cabaret Voltaire; Britpop’s Damon Albarn-Justine Frischmann-Brett Anderson love triangle; and … Continue reading


The Prince and the Dressmaker

It may not begin with the words “Once upon a time,” but The Prince and the Dressmaker is a fairy tale through and through. From the prince looking for a wife (sort of) to the magical transformations (in a manner … Continue reading


Kim Reaper Vol 1

Maybe I’ve got a broken heart. That’s not unusual. I’ve always got a broken heart. That’s life, really. Everyone’s got a broken heart now. They’re all the rage. Maybe I’ve got a broken heart and I’ve been sitting here trying to … Continue reading


Eternal Friendship

From the perspective of a reader of comics, the graphic novel is a mature aspect of the world of book publishing. But the larger literary world is hesitant to put unique and borderline work into the category of “comics.” A … Continue reading


Flayed Corpse and Other Stories

The second book collection of short stories from horror master Josh Simmons, including several collaborations with other artists, including Tara Booth, Eroyn Franklin, Ben Horak, Patrick Keck, James Romberger, and Tom Van Deusen. Continue reading


Oblivion Song #1

A cataclysm has already taken place. Presumably hundreds of people are dead, missing, or being used for nefarious purposes. But there’s one man… a loner who isn’t duped. An outsider who’s been told by everyone—so-called experts, the needling government, his … Continue reading