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What Is Obscenity? The Story of a Good for Nothing Artist and Her Pussy

Artist Rokudenashiko, arrested in Japan in 2009 on obscenity charges for her vagina (or Manko)-inspired art, relates the the experience in all its absurdity in this manga memoir. Continue reading


Wonder Woman: Earth One

DC Comics’ long awaited Wonder Woman: Earth One graphic novel, written by Grant Morrison with art by Yanick Paquette, opens with a triumphant Hercules standing over a kneeling Queen Hippolyta, bound in chains, as he exults, “Queen of the Amazons! … Continue reading


The Complete Wimmen’s Comix

Tackling a body of works published in a form fundamentally different from its original iteration – like the newly released two-volume hardcover, The Complete Wimmen’s Comix – can feel a bit daunting. The collection, which comes in at 700 pages, … Continue reading


Rules for Dating My Daughter

Mike Dawson delivers an uneven collection of personal essay-style memoir comics, occasionally thoughtful, but often thoughtless in its concern for others. Continue reading


Mini Kuš! Comics #38–41

This latest quartet of minicomics from the celebrated Latvian comics outfit features new stories by artists from Latvia, the US, Finland, & Germany, respectively. Continue reading


Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus

Shall we judge a book by its cover? The cover of Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus bears a window or panel of yonic shape: a pointed ellipse that opens like an eye turned sidewise. This kind of shape … Continue reading



Gast is a wonderful piece of work, Carol Swain is the real deal, and Gast is required reading. Continue reading



Quiet desperation is, by definition, not always easy to detect, but at this point, it’s been pretty well documented—in and out of comics. Into this tradition of desperation art comes Beverly, the debut collection of cartoonist Nick Drnaso. The book … Continue reading