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Foggy Notions

November Garcia represents a welcome trend in memoir comics: autobio that’s funny above all else. Garcia is a Filipina cartoonist, but Foggy Notions covers the period of time when she lived in San Francisco. In many respects, this comic is … Continue reading


The Necrophilic Landscape

Tracy Auch’s necrophilic landscape is a combat zone, the site of a schism between adults and children. The story’s kids, dissidents behind “the blight of child crime,” have started using vessels in the shape of adult bodies to infiltrate the … Continue reading


Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White

Comics consensus holds that George Herriman’s Krazy Kat is pretty much the acme of the art form. This is hard to argue with. Few comics appear as sui generis or possess the same pedigree of critical reception. Its motifs have … Continue reading


Lovers in the Garden

Anya Davidson’s genre entry Lovers in the Garden packs a tight punch with a roster of characters seemingly straight out of the Roger Corman playbook and the wacky animating idea that maybe, just maybe, women can get on top in … Continue reading


The Abominable Mr. Seabrook

Most comic book biographies serve more as an introduction than a definitive edition. Not this book. Continue reading



Hemlock is a sweet but somber Slavic-inspired fairy tale drawn by Josceline Fenton, a longtime cartoonist and animator. Hemlock follows a young 19th-century witch named Lumi and her accidental human-turned-frog familiar, Tristan, as they deal with her accursed unwilling marriage … Continue reading



From the local and particular to the grandiose and universal Jeff Lemire easily and expertly guides the reader through life as experienced in the lonely Northern Ontario outback. The fictional town of Pimitamon near Timmins, Ontario acts as a natural … Continue reading


Libby’s Dad

Fear of the familiar takes center stage in a new short work from Eleanor Davis, whose 2014 Fantagraphics entry How to Be Happy stunned with its juxtaposition of overwhelming, deliberate color and discordant emotional ambiguity. Libby’s Dad, a short story … Continue reading