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Vagabond Valise

But even though the contents sufficiently sad, I’m not sure that’s enough to make Valise good. Continue reading

 

Sex Fantasy

Fantasy is a malleable space where any possibility can be evoked. In Sex Fantasy, Foster-Dimino uses it again and again to evoke the possibility that our need for connection could be met, if only momentarily. Continue reading

 

The Empty Bed

Robert Dayton’s The Empty Bed is a long howl and a laugh up his own sleeve. This is the multidisciplinary artist’s first long-form comic, and its mixture of word and image has more in common with Ray Fenwick’s typographical comics … Continue reading

 

Coyote 1

I never read any of the Twilight novels, but I did absent-mindedly watch enough of the first two films in the franchise to state with a certain degree of likely-unearned authority that Ranmaru Zariya’s Coyote appears to be making a … Continue reading

 

The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling

Professional wrestling’s relationship to the truth has long been a part of its appeal. Performers play heightened versions of themselves; matches have predetermined outcomes but take legitimate physical tolls; and the pleasure of suspended disbelief accompanies the thrill of an … Continue reading

 

D*P* D**L*R

Here, Harkness shows how its the accrual of little moments that determine a moment–and that its in one’s ability to pay attention to those moments that determines the force of a life enjoyed. Good trick, that. Continue reading

 

One Dirty Tree

I grew up in Arizona. The state, then as now, was home to one of the largest Mormon populations in the United States; while my own parents were transplants from Alabama firmly ensconced in a humorless but easily navigable Southern … Continue reading

 

Immortal Hulk Vol 1: Or Is He Both?

The Hulk cannot die. I mean, neither can Spider-Man or Superman or Iron Man. Valuable intellectual property is functionally immortal. (What would Batman – whose villains must return, time and time again – make of his oath never to kill … Continue reading