Jon McNaught’s Kingdom captures the passive-aggressive clash between humankind and nature, and why it’s probably okay that they clash.
Marketing is making sure that the people who would be excited for a particular book know about it, and about how great it is. How does a publisher makes sure that happens? Generally they employ someone whose job is to figure it out. Today we talk to Tucker Stone all about marketing. Until recently, Tucker […]
On the shelves January 22 from Fantagraphics
There’s something about North America that has inspired multiple stabs at utopianism.
As far as Muslim representation among superheroes goes, Kamala Khan a.k.a Ms. Marvel has been one of the most successful in a thin field. The first Muslim superhero seems to be Kismet, who appeared in 1944 in Bomber Comics, created by the pseudonymous “Omar Tahan,” and then Kismet disappeared seemingly forever. That is until Boston-based […]
In Parallel Lives, Belgian cartoonist Olivier Schrauwen presents multiple versions of himself across the space-time continuum and well into dimensions that are untraceable in any normal sense, and he does so in a delivery that is decidedly singular. There’s no one else making comics like Schrauwen, and any given story is like an absurd deep […]
In cartoonist M. Dean’s recent book from Fantagraphics, I Am Young, she traces moments in the lives of her characters through the music that defines those moments and sometimes captures the passage of time. Specific songs sometimes become life vests, while other times symbols of emotional separation. Dean has prepared a Spotify playlist from the […]
You can go find all the horror comics currently being published and line them up with The Vagabond Valise and probably not find one that is anywhere equal in the level of disturbance lobbed at the reader by Quebecois cartoonist Siris. Not that this book is a horror comic at all. Instead, it’s an autobiography […]
Ever feel pressured to have fun on a holiday? Certain holidays are worse than others for sure. It used to be just New Year’s Eve and St. Patrick’s Day forces pressures for party-going, but now Cinco de Mayo has inched up and even Halloween pressure has become more prevalent. As a low key person, those […]
The award-winning Finnish comic comes to America