With This One Summer, Jillian Tamaki established herself as one of the best artists working in comics. With Super Mutant Magic Academy she revealed that as an all around cartoonist she was a master of the form. So what’s next for her? Well for now, a new series of short comics at Hazlitt, the online magazine published by Penguin Random House. The series is called “Early Stories” and the first one is, much like “Sex Coven” for Frontier #7, a meditation on sex, 90s nostalgia and how media shapes our interaction with the world. In fact, if I were to guess, I would say these are all part of an interconnected series of short stories dealing with those topics and more. It’s provacative, resonant work.
Hazlitt has had a comics section for a while, with work by Becca Tobin, Kris Mukai and more. Worth digging around.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.