Reviewed: Maria Frantz’s The Chancellor and the Citadel, Kevin Czap’s Four Years, and Gébé’s Letters To Survivors.
Edmond Baudoin is a relatively obscure figure in America, looming under whatever radar we have that detects French cartoonists. As explained in Matt Madden’s excellent introduction to Piero — Madden also did the translation of the story — Baudoin specialized in autobiography and was really an early and important practitioner of that form in French […]
Subtitled “Comics from Mauretania,” the stories in Chris Reynolds’ The New World don’t take place in the African country of the same name, but in some cryptic landscape never referenced by name in the comics to which the title applies, but which creates a tone that unifies the stories, as well as offers some vague […]
Compiled of stories from the 1970s, The Green Hand and Other Stories presents for the first time translated into English the work of French cartoonist Nicole Claveloux, whose surrealist art comics at the time represent her own personal psychological landscapes, while also wrapping in references to European art and literature. The epic title story “The […]
To take Soft City at face value, there are some very simple lessons to learn from Norwegian artist Hariton Pushwagner. Everything is the same. There is no one thing. Life is not an adventure. In dissecting a day in the life of a city, Pushwagner presents reveals the process of waking up, commuting, sitting at work, going […]
It was a fantastic day for artful, intelligent comics when the New York Review of Books added comics to its publishing line. The focus so far is on making obscure graphic novels available again, and the March 22 release of Mark Beyer’s riotous Agony sets an interesting tone for the line. Beyer’s work, which is about the size […]