REVIEWS

Total Jazz

Writing about music is tricky enough — blah blah dancing about architecture, yammer yammer — but think about what goes into drawing about it. If you’re illustrating an actual musical performance, or even just the experience of listening to it, … Continue reading

 

Grace, Jerry, Jessica and Me #2

Some historical convergences demand fanfiction. My own personal canon includes the first Redstockings meeting; the drafting of the Dogme 95 manifesto and “Vow of Chastity”; any given night at Zurich’s Cabaret Voltaire; Britpop’s Damon Albarn-Justine Frischmann-Brett Anderson love triangle; and … Continue reading

 

The Prince and the Dressmaker

It may not begin with the words “Once upon a time,” but The Prince and the Dressmaker is a fairy tale through and through. From the prince looking for a wife (sort of) to the magical transformations (in a manner … Continue reading

 

Kim Reaper Vol 1

Maybe I’ve got a broken heart. That’s not unusual. I’ve always got a broken heart. That’s life, really. Everyone’s got a broken heart now. They’re all the rage. Maybe I’ve got a broken heart and I’ve been sitting here trying to … Continue reading

 

Eternal Friendship

From the perspective of a reader of comics, the graphic novel is a mature aspect of the world of book publishing. But the larger literary world is hesitant to put unique and borderline work into the category of “comics.” A … Continue reading

 

Flayed Corpse and Other Stories

The second book collection of short stories from horror master Josh Simmons, including several collaborations with other artists, including Tara Booth, Eroyn Franklin, Ben Horak, Patrick Keck, James Romberger, and Tom Van Deusen. Continue reading

 

Oblivion Song #1

A cataclysm has already taken place. Presumably hundreds of people are dead, missing, or being used for nefarious purposes. But there’s one man… a loner who isn’t duped. An outsider who’s been told by everyone—so-called experts, the needling government, his … Continue reading

 

Migraine; Two Stories

Migraine by Woshibai and Two Stories by Gantea mark the first entries in a series of contemporary lianhuanhua translations from Brooklyn micropress Paradise Systems. Continue reading