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Pure Shores

I had gotten the impression that, after Jaakko Pallasvuo’s English-language debut Some Approaching End was published in 2011 by Landfill Editions, the artist had abandoned comics to focus on net art. A piece then appeared in Mould Map 2, a … Continue reading



Marx: An Illustrated Biography is a remarkable work, with a comics backstory that the two talented collaborators themselves are not likely to have encountered. We are evidently in a literary era bursting with biographies—perhaps history minus progress has now returned … Continue reading


Honor Girl

When you read the graphic memoir Honor Girl, you step into a world where Civil War reenactments, the Backstreet Boys, gunslinging, and lunchtime sex polls are your daily concerns. Sound familiar? Of course not. This is Maggie Thrash’s story, not … Continue reading


Citizen Jack #1

Citizen Jack, the new series by Sam Humphries and Tommy Patterson, tells the story of an unlikely presidential candidate—belligerent ex-small-town mayor Jack Northworthy—who gains ground in the race to the White House after making a deal with a demon. If … Continue reading


Terror Assaulter: O.M.W.O.T.

One of the issues with modern ventures into trash genre work is that the acute self-awareness required to dive deeply into these avenues is anathema to the raw energy needed to carry that same work to a sincere and authentic … Continue reading



“being an artist, you’re only interested in the public execution” An elephant is flying over Amsterdam: the heartbeat of the crowded city below her feet skips a beat as people busy taming horses and buying new shoes stop to look … Continue reading


The Weeknight Casserole Collection

A collection of Kelly Froh’s short comics culled from a variety of zines and anthologies. Continue reading


Rough House Volumes 1-2

Rough House is an anthology out of Austin, one of the most important birthplaces of underground comics. That tradition, started with the likes of Jack Jackson and continued with Chris Ware, has now been picked up by a younger generation. … Continue reading