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Kessler runs the gamut of genres, philosophical ideas, and storytelling styles, filtering them through a color sense that dominates the comic more than any other element. Continue reading



A bit of text in the lower left corner of the cover to Abelard describes it as a “magical graphic novel.” That should have tipped me off right away. Continue reading


Prison Pit Book Four

We’re not seeing a whole lot in Prison Pit Book Four that we haven’t seen already — we’re just seeing more of it. Continue reading


The Return of the Magic Whistle #12

This is the first “real” issue of Henderson’s classic Magic Whistle series in quite some time, and it sees Henderson at his best. Continue reading


Beta Testing the Apocalypse

Tom Kaczynski is an artist of extremes. His affectless, antiseptic pages might make you think otherwise, with their crisply ruled angles, their fastidious tones, their careful and deliberate air. Their surface is calm, sure; but neither do we find roiling … Continue reading


Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour

An illustrated biography of the great romance cartoonist. Continue reading


Anarchy Comics: The Complete Collection

In its nine years of existence (1978–1987) only four issues of Anarchy appeared, but it would be hard to overestimate the comic’s political and cultural importance even thirty years later. Continue reading


The Graphic Canon, Volume I

It takes time to read this book, but it is a book worth taking time over. Continue reading