April 6, 2019

ICYMI -- Small Press Comics Criticism and Whatnot for 4/1/19 to 4/5/19

Highlighting some great small press comics criticism being published, as well as other random things that have caught my eye over the past week.


* Ryan Carey on COYOTE DOGGIRL by Lisa Hanawalt (Drawn and Quarterly), which he likes, but can't justify spending $25 on.

* Carey also looks at FATHER by Gabriel Howell (Self-published), "a highly combustible mix of 'breeder' fetishism; of fear of children as our biological replacements; of alienation from one’s body, one’s basic human needs, and one’s desires; of deep-seated misogyny; and of gender dysphoria."

* Oliver Sava on FULL COURT CRUSH by Hannah Blumenreich, "a simple story exquisitely told, with Blumenreich’s rich characterizations making it easy to connect with the young lovers and root for their romance."

* Philippe LeBlanc reviews FOLLOW ME IN by Katriona Chapman (Avery Hill Publishing), writing "Chapman captures the push between inward and outward looking perfectly. It’s a wonderful graphic novel about personal growth and learning."


* Tom Daly has a new comic up on Spiralbound called DAD'S DOG, DWALIN.

* Tommi Parrish has a new comic up on The Believer called ELIZA.

* Kristopher Jansma has this interesting bit of business up on Electric Lit titled PHILIP K. DICK'S UNFINISHED NOVEL WAS A FAUSTIAN FEVER DREAM

* Mary Norris reports on THE 2019 AMERICAN COPY EDITORS SOCIETY CONFERENCE for The New Yorker.

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