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Lyrical Ballad: Set To Sea

Posted by on September 6th, 2010 at 5:12 AM

Rob reviews Drew Weing’s debut graphic novel, Set To Sea (Fantagraphics).

It’s odd to think of Drew Weing’s Set To Sea as his debut graphic novel, given that he’s been steadily cartooning for nearly a decade.  His The Journal Comic

Bottled Up: Drinking At The Movies

Posted by on September 4th, 2010 at 5:54 AM

Rob reviews Julia Wertz’s new book, Drinking At The Movies (Three Rivers Press).


Julia Wertz has been an interesting name in the diary comics genre over the past few years.  Everything about her comics is crude: the figures,

Green And Red: Diario De Oaxaca

Posted by on September 1st, 2010 at 5:03 AM

Rob reviews Peter Kuper’s sketchbook journal about his time in Mexico, Diario De Oaxaca (PM Press).

Diario De Oaxaca may be Peter Kuper’s greatest accomplishment as an artist.  It flatters all of his strengths as an artist and limits his

Settling In: The Complete Peanuts, 1977-1978

Posted by on August 30th, 2010 at 5:49 AM
Rob reviews the fourteenth volume of The Complete Peanuts, collecting 1977 and 1978.

More Howls From Werewolf!!

Posted by on August 28th, 2010 at 5:20 AM

Rob reviews the second volume of the Werewolf!! anthology, compiled by an assortment of students and alumni from the Center for Cartoon Studies.

The first volume of the Werewolf! anthology was one of the more consistently entertaining efforts from students

One-Woman Anthologies From Laura Terry & Penina Gal

Posted by on August 25th, 2010 at 5:49 AM

Rob reviews Dance After Dark by Laura Terry and The Rapt Attention And Deep Emotion Caused By The Sight Of Something Extraordinary, by Penina Gal.

Laura Terry and Penina Gal are graduates of the Center for Cartoon Studies who

An Evening At Chapel Hill Comics

Posted by on August 23rd, 2010 at 5:54 AM
Rob offers his observations of a mini-comic party at Chapel Hill Comics.

Finding A Voice: These Things Happen

Posted by on August 21st, 2010 at 5:36 AM
Rob reviews the third and fourth issues of Sam Carbaugh's minicomic, These Things Happen.

Walking Punchlines: Elephant Man #1

Posted by on August 18th, 2010 at 5:53 AM
Rob reviews the new comic from Greg Houston, Elephant Man #1 (NBM).

Safe Havens: Second Thoughts

Posted by on August 16th, 2010 at 5:31 AM
Rob reviews the debut graphic novel from Niklas Asker, Second Thoughts.

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