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Familiar Face

Meditations on technology and its impact on the human psyche, both singular and conglomerate, often fall into unforgivingly bland navel-gazing territory. What we could once wax solipsistically about is now perfectly tied into every facet of our social, financial and … Continue reading


Little Lulu: Working Girl

I think, fairly often, about this thing someone said on the Comics Journal Message Board once: That comics snobs are the funniest and most ridiculous snobs because our platonic ideal of the high point of the medium is old Little Lulu comics. Continue reading


Year Of The Rabbit

Author and cartoonist Tian Veasna was born in 1975, three days after the fall of Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital. His parents and the rest of his extended family were evacuated by the victorious Khmer Rouge amid rumors that the … Continue reading


The Resistance

The Resistance is a new series from AWA Studios, a recently launched concern fronted by Bill Jemas and Axel Alonso. It’s written by J. Michael Straczynski and drawn by Mike Deodato, who you might remember for collaborating on a long … Continue reading


The Man Without Talent

For most of his life, Yoshiharu Tsuge objected to having his work translated, because there was so much Japan-specific cultural context it would be misinterpreted anywhere else. Now in his eighties, he’s relaxed his position, and in addition to The … Continue reading


Missed Connection

It took a few pages to decide where I stood on Tess Smith-Roberts’ Missed Connection, but only a few. There’s a rudimentary quality here that might present an obstacle for some readers, an intentional effect that masks a remarkable sense … Continue reading


The Deep & Dark Blue

The cover of Niki Smith’s new middle-grades graphic novel, The Deep & Dark Blue, doesn’t do what’s inside any favors. You can’t tell from looking at a picture of it online, but it has a shiny gloss coating on it … Continue reading


Agnes, Murderess

The 19th century Fraser Gold Rush attracted many gold hungry miners from California and the Pacific Northwest to Cariboo country in the colony of British Columbia. Comic artist Sarah Leavitt visited the area in 2007 and came across a brochure … Continue reading