Jon McNaught’s Kingdom captures the passive-aggressive clash between humankind and nature, and why it’s probably okay that they clash.
On the shelves January 22 from Fantagraphics
Reviewed: Uniqlo Superman by Yan Cong, POTA: Visionaries by Dana Gould & Chad Lewis, The Scar by Andrea Ferraris & Reno Chiocca
There’s something about North America that has inspired multiple stabs at utopianism.
As far as Muslim representation among superheroes goes, Kamala Khan a.k.a Ms. Marvel has been one of the most successful in a thin field. The first Muslim superhero seems to be Kismet, who appeared in 1944 in Bomber Comics, created by the pseudonymous “Omar Tahan,” and then Kismet disappeared seemingly forever. That is until Boston-based […]
In Parallel Lives, Belgian cartoonist Olivier Schrauwen presents multiple versions of himself across the space-time continuum and well into dimensions that are untraceable in any normal sense, and he does so in a delivery that is decidedly singular. There’s no one else making comics like Schrauwen, and any given story is like an absurd deep […]
Aldo by Yannick Pelegrin Europe Comics What is going on with Aldo? He says he is immortal, having lived for 300 years, but sometimes his memory is sketchy after all that time, and he is stricken with the type of ennui that comes from such a long life. He loves his car and his friend […]
In cartoonist M. Dean’s recent book from Fantagraphics, I Am Young, she traces moments in the lives of her characters through the music that defines those moments and sometimes captures the passage of time. Specific songs sometimes become life vests, while other times symbols of emotional separation. Dean has prepared a Spotify playlist from the […]
You can go find all the horror comics currently being published and line them up with The Vagabond Valise and probably not find one that is anywhere equal in the level of disturbance lobbed at the reader by Quebecois cartoonist Siris. Not that this book is a horror comic at all. Instead, it’s an autobiography […]
Mini Kuš! #69: Maud By Marlene Krause Kuš Komiksi This recent entry in the long series of wildly inventive and artistically-experimental little booklets from Latvia takes on the life of tattooed woman Maud Wagner, who became a sideshow attraction around the turn of the century. Wagner was originally a trapeze artist until she met tattooed […]