Maré Odomo’s Letters to an Absent Father sounds like an emotionally wrenching autobiographical comic. And it is emotionally wrenching…but it’s about…well…it’s about someone named Ash and his many many companions. Odomo is a Seattle based cartoonist whose Late Bloomer is available from Retrofit. She’s very talented, as this reimagining mash-up proves.
Eugenie Shark is a comic book biography of scientist Eugenie Clark, a Japanese-American ichthyologist Eugenie Clark and a pioneer in marine life research. It’s a passion project of Nicole Marie Burton, cartoonist and publisher at Ad Astra Comix. I like these kinds of biographies. Those that integrate the biographer’s life to the story. It’s not […]
PEN America has a section of comics called State of Emergency, and I’m sure you can guess what that refers to. Meg Lemke, Rob Kirby, and MariNaomi curated the section and it includes Whitney Taylor: Iasmin Omar Ata Dylan Edwards Thi Bui, whose memoir about her family’s journey from Vietnam The Best We Could Do […]
Locked in the jail of a town under siege after it’s leader the fanatic Margrave Olbrecht rebelled against the king, Wilfred is in a tricky spot. Fortunately, Wilfred finds help from a prison guard who’s not so happy with the Margrave’s rebellion. The guard lets Wilfred free with the understanding they’ll bring outside help. Soon […]
Caitlin Like’s Maiden of The Machine is one of the coolest, most inclusive and original steampunk books that you’ll ever read, which for a genre based completely around the invention of the fantastical is a big statement! Elizabeth and Abigail are sisters, they’re women of colour and they just happen to be as different as […]
Dwayne McDuffie award winner Nilah Magruder’s M.F.K is a sprawling epic, filled with dynamic characters, ridiculously wonderful art. M.F.K is a completely unique take on the classic action adventure. In short it’s really really fantastic. In a sand swept post-apocalyptic world we meet Abbie, recently bereaved she’s just trying to get her mothers ashes home, but […]
Witchy is a complete and utter gift. I found it when trawling twitter for a new addiction, and boy did I find it. Ariel Ries beautiful, haunting and sweet comic is the queer, asian witch comic that you didn’t know you were missing (or maybe you did, cos who ever has enough comics about badass queer, […]
You wouldn’t necessarily expect the author of the moody, haunting fantasy comic Out of Hollow Water to be a cracking good comedic cartoonist, but Anna Archie Bongiovanni definitely is. Grease Bats is part of Autostraddle’s Saturday Morning Cartoons series, which has four rotating cartoonists (we’ll get to the other three don’t worry), Grease Bats is […]