Once again talking about everything outside the pages and today I get to say thank you to the music that picks us up when we need it.
This recent anthology from Michigan State University, Sovereign Traces Vol. 1, edited by Gordon Henry Jr. and Elizabeth PaPensee, presents work from a number of Native American cartoonists paired with Native American writers to bring their work into sequential form. As the title to the collection hints, so many of the stories have to do […]
Jon McNaught’s Kingdom captures the passive-aggressive clash between humankind and nature, and why it’s probably okay that they clash.
There’s something about North America that has inspired multiple stabs at utopianism.
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 […]
Ever feel pressured to have fun on a holiday? Certain holidays are worse than others for sure. It used to be just New Year’s Eve and St. Patrick’s Day forces pressures for party-going, but now Cinco de Mayo has inched up and even Halloween pressure has become more prevalent. As a low key person, those […]
The past is filled with unresolved issues, incidents, relationships for most people, and in many ways Tillie Walden’s On A Sunbeam is about moving forward to work on what’s past. It’s apt that this is a science fiction adventure, but while storywise it concerns itself with space travel, time travel is just as crucial to […]
DK Publishing is set on making sure readers know their female superheroes just as 2018 fires its last shots with the release of Fearless and Fantastic! Females Superheroes Save the World. The book continues the DK tradition of introducing characters and ideas in encyclopedic format, popping the metaphorical hood for a fairly general look at origin […]
Brussels-based and Montreal-born cartoonist R. Rosen makes her graphic novel debut with Flem, a tale of psychological distress, self-destruction, and political activism that casts a sympathetic view towards all three, but not without a dose of reality. Julia Maarten is an art student and she’s falling apart. She can’t quite rise to the occasion in […]
I feel like over the last decade, the travel graphic novel has become crowded with pedestrian work. The form has taken on the role of rite of passage for young cartoonists who are interested in non-fiction work and decide to plan travels around a creative cartooning purpose. It’s not that I think they shouldn’t pursue […]