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D&Q’s Comic Books III: Big Questions #15

Posted by on January 22nd, 2011 at 6:51 AM
Rob reviews the fifteenth and final issue of Anders Nilsen's epic series Big Questions, in the last of three posts about recent comic books from Drawn & Quarterly.

D&Q’s Comic Books II: Berlin #17

Posted by on January 19th, 2011 at 5:37 AM
Rob reviews Berlin #17, the first issue of the last segment of Jason Lutes' long-running series and the last comic discussed in a three-part series about comics from Drawn & Quarterly.

D&Q’s Comic Books I: Palookaville #20

Posted by on January 17th, 2011 at 6:43 AM
Rob reviews the landmark twentieth issue of Seth's Palookaville as the first part of a three-part series about recent issues from Drawn & Quarterly.

Correctives & Propaganda: World War III Illustrated #41 and Borderland

Posted by on January 15th, 2011 at 5:48 AM

Rob reviews World War III Illustrated #41 (by various) and Borderland, by Dan Archer & Olga Trusova.

Dan Archer is a young political cartoonist who has been firing off a series of highly well-sourced blasts of polemic for a

Creature Comforts: Hotwire Volume 3

Posted by on January 12th, 2011 at 5:23 AM

Rob reviews the third volume of the Glenn Head-edited anthology, Hotwire (Fantagraphics).

This volume of Hotwire looks and feels very much like the first two volumes, with no surprises.  Glenn Head’s stated mission (“fun” comics with great stories, not literary

Schulzian Mysticism: Eden

Posted by on January 10th, 2011 at 8:55 AM

Rob reviews the English debut of Argentinian cartoonist Pablo Holmberg, Eden (Drawn & Quarterly).

Pablo Holmberg, better known in Argentina under his pen name of Kioskerman, makes comics that elude easy description.  They’re about gaps, in-between places and events going

Erasure, Time and Memory: The Whale

Posted by on January 3rd, 2011 at 6:17 AM

Rob reviews the recent comic by Aidan Koch, The Whale (Gaze Books).

Comics-as-poetry, a relatively recent development in comics, has unsurprisingly developed a number of branches and subgenres.  Any comic that favors elliptical storytelling rather than a straight narrative, that

Tightening The Web: 1-800-MICE #5

Posted by on January 1st, 2011 at 6:18 AM

Rob reviews the fifth issue of Matthew Thurber’s series 1-800-MICE.

If you haven’t read any issues of Matthew Thurber’s brilliant series 1-800-MICE, you’re missing the best that comics has to offer.  It’s part satire,  part farce, part epic.

Eric Reynolds Talks About Mome, an Anthology for the 21st Century with Chris Mautner Part 2 of 2

Posted by on December 30th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Eric Reynolds and Chris Mautner conclude their conversation about the 20th issue of the indy anthology Mome.

Lo-Fi Brits: Gin Palace #2 and B.A.S.T.A.R.D.S #2

Posted by on December 29th, 2010 at 6:35 AM

Rob reviews the British anthologies Gin Palace #2, edited by Rob Jackson; and B.A.S.T.A.R.D.S. #2, edited by Francesca Cassavetti.

Great Britain’s small press scene is still a relatively small one, but one can see how certain groups have certain

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