Review: Tommi Musturi shows that hope isn’t easy


Finnish cartoonist Tommi Musturi’s The Book Of Hope is as mysterious and elusive as the human being it examines. Set in a family cottage following retirement, Musturi settles into his narrator position calmly in order to scribe, without judgment or even much push for clarity, the experience of one man as he inhabits the time […]

Daniel Clowes is going on tour for “Patience”


Daniel Clowes new graphic novel Patience drops in late winter and it’s sure to be the comic book event of the first half of 2016. Promised as a SF tale about time travel and love, it’s a powerful return for Clowes. And you’ll be able to get your copy signed, and doubtless hear a talk […]

New Releases from Fantagraphics’ FU Press: Van Gieson, Colwell, Sally


FU Press (i’e Fantagraphics Underground) is an imprint for more “edgy” material from the publisher. And they’ve just released a few new books from artist Derek Van Gieson, underground legend Guy Colwell and experimental cartoonist Zak Sally. And here they are:   Derek Van Gieson’s Enough Astronaut Blood to Last the Winter is part fine-art book, part travelogue documenting the […]

The Eternaut may just be the most interesting graphic novel of the season


Here’s a book that has received little attention but SHOULD, especially in a world where cartoonists are still being imprisoned and worse for their beliefs. Fantagraphics has just published The Eternaut by Héctor Germán Oesterheld and Francisco Solano Lopez. Lopez is known here for his sturdy, imaginative work for a number of publishers from the […]

Gilbert Hernandez to present erotic biblical tales in Garden Of Flesh graphic novel


In a world where the word unfettered is used quite a bit, Gilbert Hernandez can truly be said to be unfettered. The Love and Rockets grandmaster is a prolific graphic novelist (in the last couple of years alone, Speak of the Devil, Loverboys, Bumperhead, and Marble Season) and no subject matter is too raw or shocking. His The Twilight Children (drawn by Darwyn Cooke) is currently coming out from Vertigo, and here’s a brand new project, Garden Of Flesh which promises Gilbert’s own take on Biblical tales:

Surprising: You can buy C.F.’s Powr Mastrs 4 at

MC.CF-MECHLINMEN.jpg has a graphic novel section, with many superhero titles, but also media adaptations and some kids comics. Many publishers have attempted to enter the world of Walmart, and some have been accepted only to be rejected when someone actually reads them and see they are filled with sex and drugs and maybe some violence.

But as of now, you can buy Powr Mastrs 4 on the Walmart website for a mere $14.23, with free shipping.

Preview: Glenn Head’s Chicago


Cartoonist Glenn Head is a comics lifer, with a sensibility filtered through the undergrounds and decanted into the best of 90s alternatives. And how he’s crafted a autobiographical comic called Chicago (Fantagraphics) that should be called “portrait of the artist as a young jerk” — with Jerk meant in the most loving sense possible. It’s quite a statement from a creator who hasn’t gotten the attention he should in today’s comics-loving wold. But Chicago, on sale today, will change that. And here’s why.

Dylan Horrocks announces first US tour in ten years


  UPDATE: Please note that Horrocks will be in Columbus from October 1-4 as part of the Cartoon Crossroads show, not just one day. It’s a little late since the book came out earlier this year, but an appearance by Dylan Horrocks in the US is always welcome. In fact, it’s been more than 10 years […]

Creator Signing: How To Get Up Close and Huggable with The Wuvable Oaf


By Victor Van Scoit With San Diego Comic-Con around the corner, press releases titled “San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Exclusive” are coming fast and furious (where’s Vin Diesel when we need him?). It’s safe to assume that the norm is for the best goodies to be available only at San Diego. Leave it to James Sime, the […]