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The Big Book of Bisexual Trials and Errors

A collection of comics detailing cartoonist Elizabeth Beier’s coming of age, with a focus on her introduction to the complicated world of bisexual dating & romance. Continue reading



It’s page 5 of Monograph, and Chris Ware is fretting! “To make a book of things that one likely already has would be a useless waste of paper, and a bummer. So I had to try to figure out a … Continue reading


Spy Seal: The Corten-Steel Phoenix

I will be completely honest, I did not intend to like Spy Seal: The Corten-Steel Phoenix! That the book won me over is a testament to the skill of its creator. Why didn’t I think I was going to like … Continue reading



Folks: Capitalism is broken. I hate to be the one to tell you, and it’s really a bummer that you’re learning about it for the first time in a comic book review on the internet, but capitalism–the most dominant socioeconomic … Continue reading


Days of Hate #1

“Remember when we all hated on 2016 online?”, this comic begins. “Called it a trash fire? And then on 2017? 2018, the elections? People don’t even hate on 2022. We’re catatonic.” So what do we know? Days of Hate is … Continue reading


Body Music

Though Maroh returns to the themes of sex, love, and LGBTQ representation, her latest work is a very different kind of book from Blue is the Warmest Color — in some ways, it is a book that seems to be trying to be different, to break away. Continue reading


Paper Girls: Book One

Those of us who stuck through six seasons of Lost –which Vaughan had his hands in– would like to know how long we’ll need to stick with Paper Girls before we start getting some questions resolved. Continue reading



How do we portray violent behavior and the way it is formed in comics, whose entire existence for the last century or so has depended on violence as a crucial part of its storytelling language, and even in their more adventurous experiments of late, have run the portrayals of serial killers and lonely brutes so far into the ground they’ve formed their own artistic substratum? Continue reading