Reviews

Boundless by Jillian Tamaki

Boundless // Drawn & Quarterly //  $21.75 // 248 pages BUY IT NOW Boundless is a 248 assemblage composed of nine tales: World Class City; Body Pods; The Clairfree System; 1. Jenny; Half Life; Darla!; bedbug; Sexcoven; Boundless. Each is possessed of its own individual artistic personality, chosen to best visually convey the character of […]

Looking on the Past

Zhang Leping’s manhua The Wandering Life of Sanmao (三毛流浪记) follows Sanmao, a young boy continuously faced with personal and political hardship. This is a comic which reflects the time which preceded it, with veracity and tenderness. Prior to his comics career, Leping served as a captain of the Military Affairs Department comic propaganda team. The […]

Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White

Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White // Harper //  $29.75 // 560 pages BUY IT NOW. Krazy Kat aficionados have long placed its creator, George Herriman at or near the center of the development of comics and cartooning.  A prodigious talent, and true comics pioneer – possessed of an unquestionable genius – he […]

Double-Head Tour; Tornar and Riparna

Risographed in purple ink on pink paper, with a hand screened two color cover printed on heavy cream cardstock, this is a tale found in “the museum of epics, in the city of memory.”

The Love Bunglers by Jaime Hernandez

It’s hard to know where to begin with a work as remarkable as this. Originally published in six chapters inLove and Rockets: New Stories 3 & 4 in 2010 and 2011, it includes a flashback chapter titled “Browntown”that, in comic book parlance, could be said to be the – or, at least, a – “Secret Origin of Maggie”, as readers are finally made privy to heretofore undisclosed primal scenes at the root of significant swaths of Maggie’s personality and character.

MOME Vol. 1 – Summer 2005

MOME Vol. 1 – Summer 2005 // Fantagraphics Books //  $14.95 // 120 pp. BUY IT NOW. This is an excellent semi-regular anthology that is stepping up to meet the demand for new work by the talented  generation of cartoonists that have been filling the pages of annual anthologies like Non, Kramers Ergot, Top Shelf, Rosetta, SPX and others.  […]

Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman

 Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman //Patrick McDonnell, Karen O’Connell & Georgia Riley de Havenon //Abradale Press//  $19.95 // 224 pp. BUY IT NOW.  Where to begin with such a book.  It is clearly and definitely the best book ever done on Krazy Kat, which is, at least in our estimation, the greatest work ever produced […]

Stroppy by Marc Bell

Stroppy // Drawn & Quarterly //  $22 // 64 pages BUY IT NOW. Stroppy is here:  it’s ALL NEW; it’s a self-contained whole; it’s by Canadian cartoonist extraordinaire, Marc Bell; it’s… a giant-size, full-colour, underground comix classic presented to an unsuspecting [well, not for long] public in the guise of a hardcover graphic novella. Stroppy channels […]

Frank Reviews Arsene Schrauwen

Arsene Schrauwen by Olivier Schrauwen
Available online at Copacetic Comics: copaceticcomics.com/comics/arsene-schrauwen
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