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Holy Terror
1.90
did not like it
Credit to Miller for doing what he wants, at least? To some people, I guess, the world is completely black and white. Or black and white with occasion ...more
Sep 2011
Oct 01, 2011
 
My Friend Dahmer
3.87
really liked it
This is the kind of first hand account - journalist inside the story - that Joe Sacco is the undisputed master of, but isn't often seen in comics. Wha ...more
Aug 2012
Aug 05, 2012
 
Harvey Pekar's Cleveland
3.98
really liked it
I think this might be the last full book Harvey Pekar completed scripting before passing away. Joseph Remnant may have been my favorite Pekar collabor ...more
not set
Apr 20, 2012
 
Bed
3.66
really liked it
Tao Lin gets at some of those uncomforatble thoughts we have sometimes, and it makes you wonder if he has those thoughts himself or he just knows us a ...more
Jun 2007
Jul 05, 2007
 
Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography
3.78
really liked it
As much as this book is getting negative reaction from the Schulz family as character assassination or whatever, I've really enjoyed reading. The way ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 28, 2008
 
Reunion
3.15
really liked it
I'm not sure how much of this is true, or exaggerated, or slightly true, or what... in the end it doesn't matter, because it reads true enough, and it ...more
Jul 2012
Aug 04, 2012
 
Pure Pajamas
3.62
really liked it
A nice little collection of some old out of print Marc Bell comics, including some great autobiographical (seemingly) shorts. As always, Marc's comics ...more
Sep 2011
Oct 01, 2011
 
The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack: and Other Cautionary Tales from Human Evolution
3.65
really liked it
While this book repeats a lot of information from similar books - Neanderthal's Necklace, In Search of the Neanderthals, Bones Stones & Molecules, ...more
Jan 2015
Jul 02, 2015
 
Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age
4.05
it was amazing
An eye opening, thought provoking book length essay on copyright, the internet, and making a living in the creative arts today. I feel like I finally ...more
not set
Dec 03, 2014
 
The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #2)
4.38
it was amazing
Starts slow, makes you think, draws you in. Classic cerebral sci fi. This volume's ending would've worked for me as an end to the series, which makes ...more
not set
Aug 26, 2016
 
Building Stories
4.28
it was amazing
An amazing piece of art/literature that works on so many levels, absolutely brilliant and affecting and beautiful. From the box to each of the books/o ...more
Oct 2012
Nov 09, 2012
 
The Realist
3.92
it was amazing
A fun look at parenting - still gorgeous, though a bit rougher and looser in style than what the Hanuka brothers are usually known for, which makes th ...more
Apr 23, 2015
Apr 23, 2015
 
SuperMutant Magic Academy
3.97
it was amazing
Jillian Tamaki is an awesome illustrator, but she's also a hilarious writer. Mashing together Harry Potter and X-Men with teenage coming of age angst. ...more
Jan 2015
Jul 02, 2015
 
Dockwood
3.83
it was amazing
John McNaught's comics are the closest thing to poetry in comics yet... this latest book has a bit more narrative than the previous work of his I've r ...more
not set
Nov 29, 2012
 
Scenes from an Impending Marriage
3.58
it was amazing
Like the new (Sep. 14 2011) Optic Nerve #12, this book showcases some of Tomine's humor, which is easier to miss in his tighter and more dramatic stor ...more
Jan 2011
Sep 16, 2011
 
The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #1)
4.00
it was amazing
Really great classi sci-fi. Heady ideas, with just the right tone to give a feeling both alien and familiar, enough humor without being goofy and grou ...more
Mar 2015
May 14, 2015
 
Skim
3.78
really liked it
I really enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Although it was less emotionally resonant with me - probably because of my own experiences and curr ...more
May 2009
May 24, 2009
 
Market Day
3.73
it was amazing
Sturm's most understated and best book yet, beautiful and thoughtful, with a sense of timelessness and universality pervading.
Apr 2010
Apr 08, 2010
 
The Road
3.95
it was amazing
A devastating book. I could've done without the 'god talk' here and there, but I cried at the end. It's an amazing book.
Jul 2007
Jul 19, 2007
 
The Art of Neil Gaiman: The Visual Story of One of the World's Most Vital Creative Forces
4.24
really liked it
I'm not a die-hard, huge Neil Gaiman fan but I've enjoyed Sandman and various other works. I didn't realize until reading this book that he wrote the ...more
Jan 2014
Jul 22, 2014
 
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
3.81
it was amazing
I stupidly read a review before reading this book, and was reminded of some of the flaws usually present in Murakami's writing - focus on the alienate ...more
Aug 29, 2014
Aug 30, 2014
 
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
3.87
really liked it
In painting, there's an old argument that painting is dead, and the fact that it's an old argument probably means its a pointless one. You'd think it' ...more
Jan 2008
Jul 12, 2009
 
Masterpiece Comics
3.81
really liked it
A great collection of comics by Sikoryak, and a must have if you didn't read the strips when they were being printed in places like Raw. Brilliant in ...more
Sep 2009
Oct 03, 2009
 
Wizzywig: Portrait of a Serial Hacker
3.64
really liked it
In addition to being full of information about early computer hacking and the public fears and confusion that came along with the times, Wizzywig is a ...more
Jul 2012
Aug 04, 2012
 
Pinocchio
4.12
really liked it
At first glance not the kind of art I'd immediately go for, and the story and tone are both pretty dark, but I'm pretty entertained, and I'm actually ...more
May 2011
May 27, 2011
 
Pim and Francie: The Golden Bear Days
4.25
it was amazing
Disturbing and beautiful, and one of the few books that manages to capture perfectly the look, feel and depth of the original drawings. Less a book to ...more
Sep 2009
Oct 03, 2009
 
The Comics Journal Library, Vol. 6: The Writers
3.82
really liked it
I read this right after reading Sean Howe's history of Marvel comics, which was particularly good timing - it's nice to have a broader scope of the ti ...more
Jan 2014
May 06, 2014
 
Kramers Ergot #7
4.30
really liked it
Huge and ambitous, but after reading it I started to wonder if it needed to be that big... while some artists used the space well, some seemed to take ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 07, 2009
 
Forming
4.23
really liked it
Yet another book with excellent production from UK publishing outfit Nobrow. The books Nobrow puts out are so nice they're pretty much worth buying no ...more
Oct 2011
Oct 21, 2011
 
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story
4.05
really liked it
As someone who grew up reading Marvel comics almost exclusively, I really enjoyed this - fleshed out a lot of detail to stories I vaguely knew, didn't ...more
May 2014
May 06, 2014
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