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Slum Wolf

Shaded faces are a fixture of Tadao Tsuge’s Slum Wolf. From the collection’s opening piece, “Sentimental Melody”, and throughout the book, figures come into view with their features obscured. “Melody” begins with a man visiting a sex worker; Tadao shows … Continue reading

 

Permanent Press

Luke Healy’s Permanent Press is a book so meta (and so self-deprecatory) that I almost expected it to disappear after I read it. Ostensibly, it’s a volume that collects two longish stories from Healy, “The Unofficial Cuckoo’s Nest Study Companion” … Continue reading

 

On A Sunbeam

I think the book, drawn quickly and then lightly edited for print, could have been tightened up. But as a graphic novel, it’s still a fun read and a crazy-impressive testament to one young auteur’s creativity and work ethic. Continue reading

 

Infidel

Infidel will disturb you, but it’s may also send you out with a newfound sense of faith in humanity. Continue reading

 

Passing For Human

Passing for Human does not stoop to simplify for the sake of anyone unwilling to accept Finck’s ruthlessly narrative on its own terms. Continue reading

 

Grip Vol. 1

Pure comics power in the palm of your hand. Continue reading

 

The Whistling Factory

I can’t quite claim to have figured these comics out—at least, not in the sense where I would be expected to account for all the details of the comic. I’m not convinced such an account is possible. The book is defined by its pockmarked discontinuities and disturbances, its absences, avoidances, and alienations. It is a book where something isn’t quite right, where things cannot be made whole. Continue reading

 

Mini kuš! #’s 67-70

The latest quartet of mini-comics from the celebrated Latvian publisher. Continue reading