Monthly Archives: May 2009

Indie Comic Review: Arcade of Cruelty

Arcade of Cruelty Art & Words: Joseph Patrick Larkin Publisher: Also-Ran Price: $18 Purchase at Arcade of Cruelty by Joseph Patrick Larkin commits the cardinal sin of entertainment: It is boring. And, I have to say, that given its … Continue reading

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Several years ago Top Shelf published a mini-series called Surrogates about a future society where people sent out cybernetically controlled surrogates to live out their lives for them. Of course, being a Utopian idea, there has to be someone who … Continue reading

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Jeff Lemire, The Nobody (plus a trailer!)

Written and drawn by Jeff Lemire Jeff Lemire is the cartoonist behind the Eisner-nominated ESSEX COUNTY TRILOGY of graphic novels (Tales From The Farm, Ghost Stories, The Country Nurse) published by Top Shelf Productions. His next graphic novel, The Nobody, … Continue reading

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Jeff Smith Documentary: Five Minutes of Fun!!!

A few days ago I wrote about a new documentary on Jeff Smith and his contributions to the world of cartooning. At the time, all that was available was a trailer. Well, times have changed! Here is the first five … Continue reading

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Indie Comic Review: Tick

Tick is the kind of book that makes you sit up and take notice. It is unlike anything else I have read recently (in both form and storytelling). More importantly, it challenges the reader to think about issues of life, … Continue reading

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Indie Comic Review: Funny Misshapen Body

Jeffrey Brown is back with his latest collection of autobiographical comics. If it is possible, Funny Misshapen Body is perhaps Brown’s most intimate book to date. In it, he eschews much of the humor which he has used to mask … Continue reading

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Indie Comic Review: Mouse Guard Winter 1152 (issue 1)

The good folks over at Comic Book Resources have published the entire first issue of Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 for your perusal. I loved the first series and cannot wait to get my hands on this collection. I read the … Continue reading

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