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A Walk in Eden

Anders Nilsen’s new coloring book is as delightful, as one might imagine. Pushing his intricate Big Questions style to new extremes, Nilsen presents serene but somewhat creepy alien landscapes, filled with strange flora and fauna and abandoned technology. Free of … Continue reading


My Favorite Thing Is Monsters

The world of this 386-page part one of a monstrous graphic novel has been thoroughly lived in and explored so that we, the reader, can take a fantastic journey. The author, one Emil Ferris, seemingly arrives from nowhere to join … Continue reading



In many respects, Ruins is a fictionalization and recapitulation of Peter Kuper’s 2010 book Diario de Oaxaca, which was a highly elaborate sketchbook diary of his time living in Mexico around 2006. Oaxaca is well known as a tourist center … Continue reading


Madaya Mom

The joke goes that the difference between consumers in authoritarian states like China and those in the U.S. is that readers in America sometimes like to believe that they are getting impartial truth from the likes of The New York … Continue reading


Wendy’s Revenge

The hilarious saga of Wendy, artist/party girl, continues in her second book of adventures/catastrophes Continue reading


The Moolah Tree

It’s a pretty winning comedic formula: a cynical, embittered, occasionally venal guy paired with a naive, clumsy and perhaps not too bright counterpart. It’s a foundation that has served well for a lot of famous comedic duos. Laurel and Hardy, … Continue reading


Someone Please Have Sex With Me

“I am not remotely ashamed of not being a hot sexy number,” writes Virginie Despentes in her 2006 memoir King Kong Theory, “but I am livid that—as a girl who doesn’t attract men—I am constantly made to feel as if … Continue reading



Third in a Nobrow series by the same scriptwriter and artist—following similar-format works on Freud and Marx—this one may be the most successful. The drawing is crisp, the explanations are suitable for teens and adults alike. But what makes it … Continue reading