Tag Archive | Graphic Novel

Coin-Op #5: Plastic Faces – A Review

Coin-Op #5: Plastic Faces Peter and Maria Hoey Coin-Op Studio, 2014 Coin-Op #5: Plastic Faces is another of my Short Run comic finds. This is might be my favorite of all of the comics I bought there (I still have a few to read). It is some of the more visually adventurous in terms of […]

Black Sheep #3 by Fred Noland – A Review

Black Sheep #3 by Fred Noland is another comic I picked up at Short Run comix festival. I actually bought the comic from him, which was pretty typical for the the festival. In addition to his few comics he does illustrations and covers for SF Weekly, amongst others. I picked his books because I liked […]

Ablatio Penis by Will Dinski – A Review

I picked up Ablatio Penis by Will Dinski at the Short Run Comix & Arts Festival this November. Ablatio Penis is a graphic novel published by 2D Cloud about the meteoric rise and fall of a political star. When I began reading and it was obvious what the politics of the characters were, I had […]

Child of Tomorrow by Al Feldstein – A Review

Child of Tomorrow Al Feldstein Fantagraphic Books, 2013 Child of Tomorrow is a collection of Al Feldstein’s science fiction work for EC comic’s Weird Science. All of the stories were published between May 1950 and July 1952 and present a fascinating view of an America terrified by the the atomic age. While the stories are […]

Goddamn This War! by Tardi and Jean-Pierre Verney – A review

Goddamn This War! Tardi and Jean-Pierre Verney Helge Dascher, trans Fantagraphis Books, 2013 Just in time for the 100th anniversary of World War I is Goddamn This War! by Tardi with chronology by Jean-Pierre Verney (translated by Helge Dascher). The book is a brief history of World War I that eschews plot or characterization and […]

The Great War An Illustrated Panorama by Joe Sacco – A Review

Joe Sacco The Great War-July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme An Illustrated Panorama With an essay by Adam Hochschild Norton, 2013, 24 foot accordion fold out Joe Sacco’s The Great Way-July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme is a 24 foot long drawing of […]

Metro: A Story of Cairo by Magdy El Shafee – A Review of a Censored Graphic Novel from Egypt

Metro: A Story of Cairo Magdy El Shafee Metropolitan Books, 2012, pg 95 Magdy El Shafee’s Metro: A Story of Cairo is the much anticipated publication in English of the Egyptian author’s banned work. When published in 2008 it was banned for “offending public morals” and remains banned despite the change in government. The offending […]