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Super Late Bloomer

The first of Kaye’s book-length publications, it is a bound collection of select strips from her acclaimed web comic Up and Out. Though the web comic began as a run-of-the-mill gag strip, Up and Out transformed alongside Kaye herself into an autobiographical comic documenting her personal life as a transgender woman. Continue reading

 

Mr. Wolf’s Class

This graphic novel for young readers details the adventures of the fourth grade teacher Mr. Wolf and his students on their first day at school. Continue reading

 

Be Prepared

It may be listed as being for Middle Grade and Young Teens, but Be Prepared will hit home more with any adult who ever felt out of place growing up, that is to say, most of us. Continue reading

 

Devilman: The Classic Collection Vol. 1

Devilman is repellent and stupid, yes, but it is also a certain kind of joyous, the work of an artist who believed deeply in every line he rendered and every emotion he so obviously struggled to portray. Continue reading

 

Alright

Once again relationships provide the basis for Baitinger’s excursions into the things mankind is constantly struggling with, this time modern communication technology. Continue reading

 

Prisoner 155: Simón Radowitzky

The comics page is a kind of gentle prison. Each panel is an enclosed container for a moment in time and each page a cell block of incidents, words, and ideas. But to further indulge this loose analogy, comics are … Continue reading

 

Come Again

The smeary spotted blacks of their house are cousin to the pulpy darkness of the forest. Continue reading

 

I Hate You — You Just Don’t Know It Yet

From German publisher Rotopol comes Nadine Redlich’s hilarious little book I Hate You — You Just Don’t Know It Yet. This is her third collection of strips and drawings. Her first, Ambient Comics, established her as an artist who loves … Continue reading