In small-town situations, it can be a challenge to live as an outlier. You might be able to separate yourself from the general networking involved in a community, but eventually, you will need something, and that will place you write in the center of the very thing you seek to avoid. You might want to […]
Europe Comics has carved out an interesting niche by releasing French and Belgian comics in ebook format to make them more available and affordable, and The Wolves of La Louviere is one of the companies finest achievements. Written and drawn by Belgian cartoonist Flore Balthazar, The Wolves of La Louviere mixes history and fictionalized biography […]
A Sci-Fi comics remixing Stanley Kubrick, Jack Kirby and Cheech & Chong in an eclectic comics collection.
Americans are made to be well aware that the big wide world is fraught with danger. Especially for Americans. When we hear about murders, abductions, and slavery of all types, it’s almost always in regard to an American being murdered or abducted or made into a slave. That’s part of the narrative we sustain for […]
Cassette tapes are one of those things. I don’t know if people who didn’t live decades of their life with cassette tapes as part of them can really gather what they mean to people over 40. I don’t even know an equivalent for those in their 20s now. They were physical media that you could […]
The pitch images tease the origin of Galactus as presented by Scioli.
In The Danes, Belgian cartoonist Clarke’s suspense-thriller with science fiction tones, takes an accepted apocalyptic trope, a devastating pandemic, and turns it upside down. In most stories like these society collapses because of a desperate battle for survival against disease, but in The Danes, it’s the fallout of racial animosity exploding because of a disease. […]
Sean Karemaker created one of my favorite books of 2016, The Ghosts We Know, a dark autobiographical work that achieves a symbolic height as the psychological crashes into the recollections to create some otherworldly memoir universe. In many ways, Feast Of Fields is a follow-up to that work. Karemaker’s mother and her three brothers spent […]
Small Press & Indie Comics Galore: Recapping news, comics, reviews and other items of interest from the last month
I’ve never been able to wrap my head around the anger directed toward undocumented immigrants, and the escalation of that topic hasn’t helped me parse the topic any better. I can understand if you have reasons to be against people entering the country without going through the “proper” channels — not my view, but you […]