Tag Archive for Fantagraphics

Blacklung

Blacklung cover image

What on earth is going on in Blacklung? Why do these characters have faces that look like they were all constructed from the castoff remains of the faces of pugilists, who were also prolific knife-fighters? What about their grotesque hairstyles?…

The Arctic Marauder

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Jacques Tardi’s The Arctic Marauder is a rip roaring, rollicking yarn set on the icy seas. When a young doctor searches for his uncle, he is lead down a path of mystery involving the destruction of sailing vessels within the…

YEAH!

YEAH! by Peter Bagge and Gilbert Hernandez is the story of Krazy, Honey, and Woo-Woo, the trio in an all-girl pop band. A band that is “…without a doubt the most popular band in the history of the universe,” but…

The Hidden

The Hidden by Richard Sala

The Hidden, by Richard Sala, takes place in a world where one man’s folly has been replicated until it threatens the very world of humans. As a dystopian, end-of-the-world novel, it does a good job of showcasing desolation and general…

Isle of 100,000 Graves

It’s difficult for me to gauge whether or not a person is going to be a fan of mononymous Norwegian artist Jason. Over the past 10 years, Jason has become known for his particular brand of droll, short graphic novels…

The Squirrel Mother

In this collection of short graphic stories by Megan Kelso, readers go along on a personal journey which ranges from a young girl who deliberately ruins a dress her mother made for her, to a wayward aunt, to Alexander Hamilton.…

RIP, M.D.

Ripley I. Plimpt is your average eleven-year-old kid who loves monster movies. He doesn’t just love them, he is an expert. He’s watched them all. “From Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, directed by Robert Weine in 1920, right up to…

Anywhere But Here

It is always interesting when an artist chooses a particular set of limitations and experiments to see what can be done within such constraints. Anywhere But Here, a collection of comics by Tori Miki, follows a couple of simple rules:…

Castle Waiting, vol. 2

Within the walls of Brambly Hedge, lies a castle housing a group of misfits and outcasts. Their stories are familiar, borrowed from fairytales and nursery rhymes. In the first volume of Castle Waiting, Linda Medley introduced us to the castle…

The Clouds Above

In The Clouds Above, Jordan Crane has composed a charming tale about a small boy named Simon and his long-tailed cat, Jack. Simon is chronically late to school, and one day, he escapes the notice of the teacher and ends…

The Squirrel Mother

This book is a collection of short stories, mostly with female protagonists. The title story, ‘The Squirrel Mother,’ is about a young girl whose mother sacrifices her own time to make a dress for her daughter. This story is told…