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Imogen Binnie is an exciting new novelist and her book feels very necessary – so necessary I've already added it to the top of the small pile of trans ...more
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Apr 19, 2013
No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics
In 1989 Robert Triptow published Gay Comics, a trade paperback with New American Library that featured Triptow along with Tim Barela, Alison Bechdel, ...more
Aug 06, 2012
Jun 28, 2011
The Voyeurs
Really enjoyed this book of diary comics & autobiographical tales from Gabrielle Bell, only the second collection of hers that I've read to date. ...more
Dec 26, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
I Never Liked You
I'd only read bits and pieces of I Never Liked You when it was serialized in the original issues of Yummy Fur back in the early 90's. This is the firs ...more
Apr 30, 2011
Apr 22, 2011
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me
There have been so many terrific graphic novels this year; among the ones I've read are Alison Bechdel's challenging Are You My Mother, Leela Corman's ...more
Dec 2012
Oct 08, 2012
Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man
I've read a number of books and stories by trans women of late and it's great to finally read something more from the trans male side of the coin (sho ...more
Jan 09, 2015
Dec 27, 2014
The Completely Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green
This lovingly produced, mostly-comprehensive collection of THE gay male comic strip of the 90s & mid-aughts has been long overdue, and it's great ...more
May 03, 2015
Apr 25, 2015
The Cipher
An arty, punk rock, existentialist sort of horror tale, with a pretty good-sized cult following. It’s recently been republished in an e-book version, ...more
Feb 15, 2013
Mar 04, 2010
This supposedly Sweeping Texas Family Saga would actually be more accurately described as an anthropological look at the Lone Star State in the first ...more
Dec 06, 2014
Oct 22, 2014
To Paint Her Life: Charlotte Salomon in the Nazi Era
In the early 1980’s, while browsing the discount table at my favorite bookstore of the time (Orr Books in Uptown Minneapolis, RIP), I stumbled on this ...more
Nov 17, 2012
Aug 31, 2011
The Flood (Blackwater, #1)
While the Blackwater epic is spread out over 6 books, it reads super fast – it took me just a week to plow through them. It's a unique mixture of one ...more
Nov 16, 2009
Nov 14, 2009
The Farewell Symphony
The other day I was chit chattin’ on Facebook with my FB friend Dave and I told him I was reading this book and how much I was enjoying it and how ca ...more
Apr 09, 2013
Mar 25, 2012
I Can't Tell You Anything: And Other Stories
I really enjoyed this evocatively titled 1993 comic compilation from Michael Dougan, a cartoonist whose work I read throughout the late 80’s and into ...more
Jan 02, 2012
Dec 21, 2011
Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir
I truly enjoyed this graphic novel memoir from Nicole J. Georges, who, along with such folks as Annie Murphy, Aron Nels Steinke, and Jesse Reklaw, rep ...more
Jan 28, 2013
Oct 02, 2012
Cold Moon Over Babylon
A nicely written little southern gothic that apparently enjoys a fond cult following (being a long-out-of-print paperback original of some quality wil ...more
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Aug 16, 2009
Blobby Boys 2
At first I resisted The Blobby Boys somewhat but oh man: those wonderfully flat comics colors + the perfectly geometric schema + Schubert's weirdly de ...more
Feb 28, 2015
Feb 27, 2015
The Killer Inside Me
Another ferocious noir by the author of The Grifters and After Dark My Sweet. I didn't like this one as much as those two but it's still really good. ...more
Mar 31, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
Tablegeddon: Comics About Selling Comics
Huh, this zine of mine from last year is like, In The System? I had no idea!

Anyway, this was a very fun comics project all about tabling, which is se
Aug 2013
Sep 06, 2014
By This Shall You Know Him
This is an exceptional graphic novel slash art book and Jesse Jacobs is possessed of a powerful, visionary imagination. His story of a group of celest ...more
Jul 25, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
Lowriders in Space (Book 1)
My good pal Cathy Camper's newest book is a super-cool, big-hearted adventure story for kids of all ages, with superbly groovy illustrations by Raul t ...more
Nov 11, 2014
Apr 02, 2014
My latest book! It just got nominated for an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Anthology or Collection this week, which makes me proud: ...more
Dec 29, 2013
Dec 20, 2013
Bread and Wine
A wonderful, extremely atypcial gay love story in graphic novel form. An absolute must-read.
Feb 08, 2009
Jan 31, 2009
Drawn Together: The Collected Works of R. and A. Crumb
Nice to have all the Crumb collabs in one volume, and a handsome volume this is indeed. As a longtime reader of both ahtists (Aline’s work in particul ...more
Jan 22, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
Beta Testing the Apocalypse
Existential angst collides with dystopian scenarios in this rewarding, imaginative story cycle, largely concerning humankind’s uneasy relationships wi ...more
Mar 29, 2013
Nov 05, 2012
July Diary
These daily diary comics are funny, well-drawn, beautifully written little narratives. Bell decided in July of 2011 that she would do one entry per da ...more
Nov 05, 2012
Nov 05, 2012
Like People in History
I found Like People in History a wildly uneven book, veering as it did from a mildly trashy “beach read” to a more serious attempt at gay literary fic ...more
Jul 26, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
Everything, Vol. 1: Collected and Uncollected Comics from Around 1978-1982
The first in a series of way-highly anticipated volumes that will collect Lynda Barry's entire comics oeuvre, Blabber Blabber Blabber starts at the ve ...more
Nov 10, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
Petty Theft
Pascal Girard has this really great delicate, trembly, slightly fractured style of drawing here - it's much more careful and deliberate than the more ...more
Jan 08, 2015
Jan 07, 2015
Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conqueredhollywood, and Invented Modern Horror
The subject of this fascinating book is the cycle of really exciting horror films that began in the late 60’s and continued until the end of 70’s. The ...more
Sep 21, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
Willy is a darkly poetic, occasionally surreal coming of age gothic, narrated in the first person by a damaged teenager in a remote, decaying reform s ...more
Jan 12, 2012
Feb 06, 2011
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