There are going to be a number of American readers who see themselves in Korean cartoonist Yeon-Sik Hong’s Uncomfortably Happy, especially creative people and freelancers. This autobiographical book chronicles the move Hong, and his wife Sohmi made from Seoul to a small, rural house on a nearby mountain, getting into the details of the adjustment […]
In 2015, I attended a conference on health care for work. Pierre Lavoie, an athlete and event organizer did a presentation at that event. Lavoie was a triathlete who lived in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. In the 90’s, he and his wife had a healthy son. A few years later, they had a daughter and soon learned that […]
Having worked as a journalist since the late 1990s, I have found that most people have no clue about how news organizations work, which leads to a lot of confusion about how the news gets delivered and why certain news gets delivered while other news does not. There are tons of intricacies we could go […]
Some dreams never turn out quite like you hope they will, and when they all come crashing down, things are going to change. Many humans are allergic to change, so they cling to their hopes as if that will be an antidote for change, but that tactic makes change much harder to bear. We see […]
Nicolas by Pascal Girard This is a deceptively simple book that takes slices from the life of creator Pascal Girard’s life that all revolve around his younger brother, who died as a child. Girard’s cartooning takes form in simple scrawls, but the childlike renderings hint at the young man who lives inside Girard and has since […]
Canadian graphic novel artist Guy Delisle is slowly unveiling details about his upcoming book “Hostage”. The book will relate the real life experience of Christophe André, an administrator at Doctors without Borders who was kidnapped in Chechnya in 1997 and held hostage for over 100 days. The French version of the book, […]
Unfolding like a children’s book gone horribly wrong, Brecht Evens’ Panther begins with the death of Christine’s cat and the appearance what might be an imaginary friend designed to take its place and ease the sadness of the loss. Panther springs out of Christine’s bottom drawer and into her life with a sly charm that […]
Millennials are often portrayed by the older generation – my own, to be clear – as a generation of victims. Like most cross-generational proclamations, this is a self-righteous pile of bull built from Gen Xers’ and Boomers’ stumbling reading of Millennial discourse, as well as some resentment for our own repression and the ability of […]
D&Q has just announced their January releases, including a new edition of Jason Lutes’ Berlin, more Gasoline Alley, an exciting debut graphic novel from Nick Drnaso AND The Envelope Manufacturer, the book by former D&Q publisher Chris Oliveros, who has been quietly working on this book for years. The subject matter — the gradual erosion of a small business — echoes Seth’s Clyde Fans and maybe even the comics industry? We’ll find out!
In case you’re wondering about Jason Lutes long simmering epic, a new issue, the 18th, came out last May, and he’s slowly but surely working on completing it.
So many Halloween comics are coming out this season. Here’s one that’s available as part of Halloween Comic Fest: BIRTH OF KITARO by Shigeru Mizuki, the origin story for Mizuki’s most popular character. Kitaro is a one eyed boy with strange powers—because he’s actually a 350-year-old yokai (spirit monster). While you may know Mizkui from […]