Reviews: Three mini comics that deserve your attention today

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Ley Lines: Made With Love In Hell by Mimi Chrzanowski From it’s dayglo pink cover, through all its cranberry-red rendered interior, this portrait of a visit to hell is definitely inspired by Hieronymus Bosch — the back cover confirms this, but it seemed apparent to me from page one — by way of the kawaii […]

Alternative Announces Fall line with Van Sciver, Henderson, Eng and more

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Alternative Comics has announced several books, including imprints Study Group Comics and Floating World Comics, all distributed by Consortium. They’re also offering 15 recently acquired titles from backlist imprint Sparkplug , including books by Jason Shiga, Aron Nels Steinke and Renée French. Afterland by Chris Taylor A science-fiction soap opera featuring the exploits of a […]

Review: Aidan Koch and Paloma Dawkins look inward and far out

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After Nothing Comes by Aidan Koch This collection from Koyama Press of Koch’s early mini comics speaks to what makes Koch stand out. With an art style that might even be called slight, often featuring faint lines that at times have an unfinished feel, others that feel as if they are fading from the page, […]

Review: Sean Karemaker’s autobio comics are intense and poetic

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It’s not a visibly large book, about average looking at a glance, but Sean Karemaker’s The Ghosts We Know is more dense than most autobiographical comics you will encounter — dense with ideas, dense with psychology, dense with illustration that marks dimensions far beyond the one on its two-dimensional surface. Karemaker’s approach to autobiographical comics […]

Review: ‘Ohio Is For Sale’ – Hilarious Slacker Comedy or Sisyphean Nightmare?

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Settling in on the lives of three slacker type funny animals, Trevor, Patrick and Leonard — I thought it was two dogs and a cat, but I saw someone online mention it was two cats and a dog, and maybe it is, but it probably doesn’t actually matter much — Jon Allen’s web comic Ohio […]

You have only a few short hours to pre-order Short Box 2

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Pre-orders for the second edition of Short Box, the box of exclusive comics and swag curated by Zainab Akhtar (with some logistical help from Thought Bubble’s Clark Burscough) is now available for pre-order , but the cut-off is midnight today (7/27/) in the UK, which is like, 7 pm edt. The line-up will want to […]

#SDCC ’16 Dave McKean Talks Art and WWI in his Latest Graphic Novel “Black Dog”

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By: Nicholas Eskey Artist Dave McKean is in every aspect a Renaissance Man. He expresses himself in illustration, art installations, music, theatre, writing, graphic design, and more. Notable for his work with author Neil Gaiman on the Sandman comic series cover art, Mr. McKean always finds a way to stay creatively busy. At this year’s […]

Review: Ben Sears mixes ghosts and science fiction for fun

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Ben Sears’ Night Air is built around characters that have apparently appeared in zines and anthologies, but I confess to being totally unfamiliar with them. It’s a spirited book aimed at kids and features wacky elements of science fiction and horror merged into a brief, absurd story with good humor and explosions. The story focuses […]

Eric Powell is back with self-published series “Hillbilly”

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Eric Powell gained a huge following with The Goon, but now he’s got his own self published line called Albatross Funnybooks and a debut book, “Hillbilly” which went on sale this week. CBR has all the details, and though the bvook would appear to star a more violent Alan Moore it’s actually about “Rondel, a man born with no eyes, yet cursed with terrible vision, who is out to rid the world of foul demons and witches.”

Spoiler: This book looks amazing!

Review: ‘Shadoweyes’ is a true transformative superhero

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It’s a rare occasion that you can use words like sweet, thoughtful, and gentle to describe a science fiction superhero story taking place in a brutal, dystopian urban battleground, but thanks to Sophie Campbell’s Shadoweyes from Iron Circus Comics, that day has arrived. Set in a cluttered and decaying city of the future, Dranac, Campbell introduces […]