Review: Two tiny books with big differences between them


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 […]

Review: Kelly Froh & Dan Mazur’s two non-fiction delights


The Weekend Casserole Collection by Kelly Froh Froh brings together a number of short pieces from various sources — anthologies she’s contributed to, some of her own minis, as well as some previously unseen work. Covering incidents from all parts of her life — childhood sleepovers, high school crushes, strangers on buses, work acquaintances — […]

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Jennifer Hayden


Jennifer Hayden writes and draws her own comics as well as working as an illustrator, and her work appears both in webcomic form and in print. Her first full length book, UNDERWIRE, about her life experiences and family, is already out from Top Shelf, but she’s spent the past winter working relentlessly on a second […]

On the Scene: ‘The Cartoonist in Comics’ at Housing Works with Haspiel, Fingerman, Gulledge, Young


Autobiographical comics used to be a feature of zines and small private presses, but readers are increasingly able to follow their favorite genre of the comics medium in graphic novel editions from mainstream book publishers. There’s no doubt that the artistic appreciation for autobiography and semi-autobiographical works is on the rise, but amid commentary on […]