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True Swamp: Choose Your Poison

At its heart, True Swamp is an existential howl. Continue reading


American Comic Book Chronicles: 1960-1964

Is this a thoughtful, engaging look at how the industry has changed over time, or just a fannish reminiscence of bygone years? Continue reading



Reading Geneviève Castrée’s childhood memoir is not unlike watching someone pull at every one of their old scabs and scars, leaving themselves bleeding and torn. Continue reading


The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

A Lovecraft story given new and haunting life. Continue reading


Operation Vaporizer

If you’ve heard of Speer, it’s probably because of the glowy, sculptural digital art he makes — beautiful little artifacts from the retro-future. Continue reading


Letting It Go

One would never have expected the artist behind We Are On Our Own to have such delightful comic timing, but Katin is able to both expunge irrational but deeply held feelings and understand them for what they are. Continue reading


Hand-Drying in America and Other Stories

Starting in 1998, and continuing apace today, Katchor has presided over a full-color single page in each issue of Metropolis magazine. The bulk of these efforts—fourteen years worth of wry, restless, deeply curious cartooning—are now collected in Hand-Drying in America Continue reading



In situations like this, it is useful to examine the counter-plan suggested by the authors, their “response” to the dominant paradigm they are largely working in yet ostensibly criticizing. Continue reading