Lounger: Part 3 on ComiXology

The third and final issue of the color version of Lounger is now up on ComiXology: https://bit.ly/3kQFX6u. Get it now while ComiXology still exists. The issue is DRM-free so you can download it as a ...

Solo Panel: The Innocents by Gipi

In “Solo Panel,” I am going to take a significant panel from a comic to examine and explore. The idea of “Solo Panel” was partly inspired by Brian Dillon’s column “Sentences” in Cabinet. In the ...

The Prehistory of the Graphic Novel

Whatever the term “graphic novel” actually means, it is one that rose to mainstream use in the 1980s. But most people seem to agree that the term was first applied in 1978 to Will Eisner’s ...

Comics I Enjoyed Reading in 2018

As is traditional these days, here is an end-of-the-year list. These are not necessarily comics and graphic novels published this year, though many of them were, but a list of what I read in the ...

Arsène Schrauwen

Arsène Schrauwen Olivier Schrauwen Arsène Schrauwen reminds me a bit of the work of Ben Katchor, with his blocky businessmen engaged in endeavors that seem just outside the real. The book also reminds me of ...

Citizen 13660 by Miné Okubo

When I was in the seventh grade, I read Farewell to Manzanar and was told that it was the only book about the U.S. internment of Japanese-Americans during World War 2. Fifteen years later, I found out ...