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As a trans woman, I’m always on the lookout for good trans comics. The field is smaller than you might think, so I’m excited to pick up new work that approaches gender and bodies from a radical perspective. I’m happy … Continue reading


Punisher: The Platoon #1

When you have characters bludgeoning you with the thematic context of the story every five pages, at a certain point you have to take them at their word. Continue reading


Diaspora Boy: Comics on Crisis in America and Israel

Eli Valley has been torturing tribalist, Occupied Territory-seeking Jewish neoconservative and neoliberal hawks for about a decade now. His art style is utterly unique, a combination of cartoon and comic art all mooshed together, with odd items galore. If many … Continue reading



I don’t like popcorn, but I buy it anyway. It’s theater-going praxis. The way my eyes adjust to the darkness as I release from reality, the manner in which I can instantaneously become more attuned with the people on screen … Continue reading


Ghost Stories of an Antiquary: Vol. II

This second volume of adaptations of the classic stories of M.R. James includes perhaps his most famous tale, “Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come to You, My Lad,” along with three others. Continue reading


Baking with Kafka

“Tom Gauld is so boring,” a cartoonist friend of mine said, “If I wanted to watch stick figures jacking off I would go to” I went into Tom Gauld’s new book of literary-minded gag cartoons, many first published in … Continue reading


Berserker #1

As far as first impressions go, this new comic book-format Breakdown Press magazine is a total success. You can’t tell from my scan at left, but the cover stock is so extremely thin and glossy as to seem perpetually wet; … Continue reading



In Roughneck, the latest graphic novel from Jeff Lemire, violence begets violence, the sins of the father are visited upon the son, and various other truisms apply. Lemire has returned to rural Ontario, but he’s visiting harsher places than those … Continue reading