REVIEWS

Voices in the Dark

Ulli Lust’s North American debut, Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life, was a harrowing, heartbreaking and incredibly powerful work. Her 2013 graphic novel, Voices in the Dark, released recently in the U.S. by New York … Continue reading

 

Mini Kuš! Comics #55–58

The tenth anniversary of the Latvian micro-publisher Kuš! brings with it these four mini-comics by four different artists. Continue reading

 

Tittychop Boobslash

As a trans woman, I’m always on the lookout for good trans comics. The field is smaller than you might think, so I’m excited to pick up new work that approaches gender and bodies from a radical perspective. I’m happy … Continue reading

 

Punisher: The Platoon #1

When you have characters bludgeoning you with the thematic context of the story every five pages, at a certain point you have to take them at their word. Continue reading

 

Diaspora Boy: Comics on Crisis in America and Israel

Eli Valley has been torturing tribalist, Occupied Territory-seeking Jewish neoconservative and neoliberal hawks for about a decade now. His art style is utterly unique, a combination of cartoon and comic art all mooshed together, with odd items galore. If many … Continue reading

 

Anti-Gone

I don’t like popcorn, but I buy it anyway. It’s theater-going praxis. The way my eyes adjust to the darkness as I release from reality, the manner in which I can instantaneously become more attuned with the people on screen … Continue reading

 

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary: Vol. II

This second volume of adaptations of the classic stories of M.R. James includes perhaps his most famous tale, “Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come to You, My Lad,” along with three others. Continue reading

 

Baking with Kafka

“Tom Gauld is so boring,” a cartoonist friend of mine said, “If I wanted to watch stick figures jacking off I would go to Newgrounds.com.” I went into Tom Gauld’s new book of literary-minded gag cartoons, many first published in … Continue reading