Ashanti Fortson weaves a beautiful story of forgiveness and failure with ‘smallness’. The one-shot comic will debut at SPX, here’s our preview.
Writer Jordan Clark talks about creating his mini-comic about the Black experience in America with artist Ahmara Smith, what it means to be an ally, and how we can do a better job of meeting the moment.
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 […]
Subtitled “Comics from Mauretania,” the stories in Chris Reynolds’ The New World don’t take place in the African country of the same name, but in some cryptic landscape never referenced by name in the comics to which the title applies, but which creates a tone that unifies the stories, as well as offers some vague […]
In two recent releases, Whit Taylor uses her strong talent for intimacy in cartooning to present situations — some personal, some fictional — that engulf the reader in such a way that the emotional content isn’t just being shared in the work, but experienced. It’s something she’s particularly adept at, along with presenting points of […]
Take a peak at some slice of life inspired comics in this week’s Crowdfunding Watch.
With immigration in general and Mexico in particular having become such issues of anger in modern America, Dave Ortega’s tender, informative family saga Dias de Consuelo couldn’t come around at a better time. Pulling a story together from family lore and historical sources, Ortega takes a look at his grandmother’s childhood during the Mexican Revolution […]
Superhero comics promise a certain amount of action and personal drama based on the idea that anyone who would become a superhero would put themselves out there. Not so Coco Picard’s Fortuna, the focus of The Chronicles Of Fortune. The alter ego of Edith-May — though there is often little distinction between them beyond a […]
Burt’s Way Home by John Martz This incredibly sweet story is aimed at kids, but its emotional depth will satisfy many adults. Burt lives with Lydia in a nondescript apartment at the bottom of a hill, though the reasons for this are unexplained. It’s made obvious that Lydia is not Burt’s parent, but a guardian, […]
Laid Waste by Julia Gfrörer This excruciatingly sad novella has Julia Gfrörer examining the horror of being a survivor, in a way that manages to be uplifting at the end, while not betraying the heaviness of all that proceeds it. Laid Waste concerns itself with Agnes who, it is said, had a vision of St. […]