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Prison Stories

posted March 19th, 2009 · posted by Edd · marked as: Comic reviews · Reviews

By: Igor Hofbauer

This is a revelation. I’ve never heard of Igor Hofbauer before; but this may be the best book I’ve read so far in 2009. Prison Stories is a rolling narrative of seven interlocking stories exploring imprisoned characters. The book is frankly terrifying. Not in a ‘goblins are going to eat my skull’ way, but a [...]

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Brainfag Forever (BFF)

posted October 19th, 2008 · posted by Edd · marked as: Comic reviews · Reviews

By: Nate Beaty
ISBN #: 978-1-934620-00-7
Zine details: 224 Pages

There are arguably too many autobiographical comics in the world (and I say that as a guilty party with Hey Monkey Riot). So I approached Brainfag Forever (BFF) with a fairly high level of cynicism. I was pleasantly surprised. The comics have a beautiful variety, pace and humour about them.

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Disaster and Resistance - Comics and Landscapes for the 21st Century

posted September 11th, 2008 · posted by Edd · marked as: Comic reviews · Reviews

By: Seth Tobocman
ISBN #: ISBN 978-1904859765

Disaster and Resistance starts and ends with images of oil refineries. On both the front and back cover are paintings of an oil refinery located in New Orleans. On the front it’s in the background as a baby is passed from the roof of a flooded New Orleans house into a boat. On the back the refinery acts as a backdrop to events in Iraq. It highlights pretty exactly the social climate Seth Tobocman is documenting in these comics: the war for oil.

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As The World Burns - A graphic novel

posted June 23rd, 2008 · posted by Fred Goodsell · marked as: Book reviews · Comic reviews · Reviews

By: Derrick Jensen & Stephanie McMillan

As The World Burns
50 simple things you can do to stay in denial
A Graphic Novel Derrick Jensen & Stephanie McMillan
“We will go quietly, meekly, to the end of the world, if only you allow us to believe that buying low energy light bulbs will save us.”
Inside these 220 odd pages hides the unhinged reverie of [...]

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Stop Forgetting to Remember - The autobiography of Walter Kurtz

posted September 2nd, 2007 · posted by Edd · marked as: Comic reviews · Reviews

By: Peter Kuper
ISBN #: ISBN 978-0-307-33950-8
Zine details: 207 pages

Walter Kurtz, for those not in the know, is the long standing pseudonym that Peter Kuper uses when he writes autobiographical comics. This is his, or rather Walter Kurtz, life so far. Part memoir, part rites of passage, and part attempt at capturing his thoughts and feelings around the time of having a child. The [...]

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