Aaron Costain’s Entropy is the type of book that begs you to never give up on it. It’s built into the story itself, which follows a humanoid’s journey through a surrealistic fable as it tries to explain itself through a variety of mythologies and theologies colliding. The humanoid’s challenge is to keep searching, even as […]
Summer, a comic about being young and in love, offers a fresh and inventive take on storytelling using the social media platform, Instagram.
Let it be said upfront that in this more enlightened time, legendary photograph Weegee is not the kind of person that is given a lot of sympathy. He is, to put it in current vernacular, “problematic.” His most famous period of work, the period covered in this biography Weegee: Serial Photographer, had him combing the […]
Celebrate independence with characters who buck the status quo in this week’s Crowdfunding Watch.
The pressure to do something a little more than make a transcript of your life seems to build on autobiographical cartoonists as they get older and realize that the lives of most people who sit down to capture this stuff are not that remarkable. Not that they are bad lives or unworthy lives or anything […]
Over the past couple of years, many of my favorite comics have been outside the eye of most visitors to comic shops and bookstores, and even alien to most readers of publications like The Beat. I’ve been entranced by artists with fresh, unique styles who have created stories deserving contention for any awards for sequential […]
Small Press & Indie Comics Galore: Canada Day Edition
The concept of fake news existed long before Trump, and conspiracy theorists have also, but one difference between now and even a decade ago is that the institutionalization of misinformation has exploded and brought it more into the mainstream. Seth Rich conspiracy theorists, Pizzagate advocates , 9-11 truthers, Obama truthers, and the nearly-constant chant of […]
Zach Worton’s The Curse of Charley Butters begins with a mystery, but soon shifts gears to the more immediate story — that of the investigator and the devastating effect the mystery has on his life while suggesting that the drive to solve the mystery is the symptom of a problem that is already there. Travis […]
We take a look at three gorgeously fun crowdfunding projects featuring: The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya, Barbarous, and No Holds Bard.