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Billy Mavreas’ Tibonom is one of those works of art determined to move beyond its own bounds—casting, through mood, tone, and implication, a specific kind of spell. Continue reading



QCHQ feels like an essential guidebook for life in 2014. If we are going to spend as much time on the internet as we are, this sort of book, viewable on paper, away from the computer but still a product of it, feels not like a warning or a satire but a map of the territory we’re trapped inside. Continue reading


Sorry Kid

I’ll admit it: Sorry Kid caught my eye because it was the first comic I’d seen on display with a trigger warning. Continue reading


Truth Is Fragmentary

A new collection of stories by Gabrielle Bell. Continue reading


War of Streets and Houses

Sophie Yanow’s autobiographical series In Situ reveals an artist whose understanding and experience of art, philosophy, politics and daily life are all inextricably bound together. Her new book, War Of Streets And Houses, is a fascinating study of protest, privilege, … Continue reading


Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? is Roz Chast’s first memoir, but I’ve always scoped a deep autobiographical undercurrent in her cartooning. Continue reading


The Amateurs

Conor Stechschulte’s physically small but thematically dense self-published work has received a Fantagraphics release. Continue reading



Beginning in the late 1990s, with single-issue, self-published comix, later picked up by Slave Labor Graphics and collected into the graphic memoirs Awkward, Definition, Potential, and Likewise, recently republished by Touchstone, each chronicling, as she experienced it, one of her … Continue reading