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Ascension: John Coltrane And His Quest
it was amazing
I remember wanting to read this in college, but the reviews on Amazon weren't good, and most of them recommended John Coltrane: His Life and Music by ...more
Aug 03, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
Level Up
liked it
About once a year I check out a stack of graphic novels from the library and go on a comics bender. Level Up was on top of the stack today, and it was ...more
not set
Nov 05, 2011
What's Your Sign, Girl?
it was amazing
Hot on the heels of Tablegeddon, Pratfall, and the Ignatz Award-winning QU33R , Rob Kirby edits another strong anthology, this time about astrologica ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2016
Based on a True Story
really liked it
This book is hard to summarize in a review. It's mostly made-up, though Norm does slip in some heartfelt writing about his life, and it still feels we ...more
Jan 06, 2017
Oct 24, 2016
it was amazing
My friend gave me a Soseki book (10 Nights of Dream) for my birthday a few years back, and I felt a kinship with this writer right away. The subtlety ...more
Sep 07, 2010
Jun 24, 2010
Steve Jobs
it was amazing
I'm not all that interested in computers, and I can't fully remember why I decided to pick this book up (I think a friend recommended it to me while w ...more
Nov 18, 2015
Jul 09, 2015
it was amazing
Huh? So I originally reviewed two different issues of Cometbus, but it looks like they somehow got merged into one review. I'm adding headings below t ...more
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 01, 2012
Remembered for a While
really liked it
Sometimes I put a book on hold at the library expecting one thing (in this case, a typical music biography about Nick Drake), and when I go to pick it ...more
Sep 07, 2015
Mar 24, 2015
Changing Planes
liked it
When I first fell in love with Ursula K. Le Guin's science fiction (back in the early 2000's), and started making my way through her books, I skipped ...more
Feb 14, 2018
Jan 24, 2018
Last Supper (Literary Collection)
it was amazing
To be honest, I expected this book to be a minor side project for Aaron, compared to his long-running zine Cometbus. Instead, it's one of the best thi ...more
Apr 05, 2016
Jan 30, 2016
Tetris: The Games People Play
really liked it
I had a few small gripes with this book here and there (some of the legal details could've been streamlined), but overall I love Box Brown's drawing s ...more
Jan 27, 2017
May 25, 2016
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
liked it
I had mixed feelings about this book. Allie Brosh is definitely a funny writer with a unique voice and perspective (sort of a cross between Corinne Mu ...more
Jan 22, 2015
Dec 30, 2014
Driftwood City
it was amazing
This book really speaks to me.
not set
Nov 11, 2013
33 Artists in 3 Acts
it was amazing
Fantastic book. I don't follow contemporary fine art, and was partly in the "emperor's clothes" camp until now, but 33 Artists in 3 Acts did a great j ...more
Dec 27, 2016
Jul 09, 2016
Rat Girl
it was amazing
Not your typical rock memoir. Instead of a career-spanning, tell-all book (which Dean Wareham already perfected in Black Postcards), Kristin focuses o ...more
Jan 18, 2011
Dec 27, 2010
Bright Lights, Big City
liked it
I'm sure when this book first came out it was impossible to separate it from its hype and inevitable backlash, so I'm glad I was able to read it almos ...more
Aug 06, 2010
Jun 24, 2010
Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him
liked it
Before reading this book my knowledge of Richard Pryor pretty much started and ended with watching Brewster's Millions as a kid, so I was intrigued wh ...more
Apr 04, 2015
Feb 01, 2015
Ten Thousand Things to Do
it was amazing
Diary comics get a bad rap. Yes, they can be repetitive, and some days are bound to be more exciting than others, but when they're good they pick up a ...more
Jun 30, 2010
Jun 24, 2010
This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation
really liked it
This is a collection of articles by Barbara Ehrenreich (of Nickel and Dimed fame), mostly dealing with the class divide in America and other related i ...more
Aug 06, 2013
Dec 26, 2012
Here Comes Trouble
really liked it
Despite being a book of mostly childhood and family memories (ranging from birth all the way to the release of his first film, Roger and Me), this boo ...more
Nov 05, 2011
Sep 19, 2011
Incomplete Works
it was amazing
A great collection of Dylan Horrocks' early work and the short comics he's made for anthologies over the years.

"The Last Fox Story" (which was origin
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Jan 16, 2017
it was amazing
I was a big fan of Rob Kirby's consistently solid anthology THREE, so of course I loved this book-length follow up, QU33R, at least 11x's as much. The ...more
Feb 25, 2014
Dec 29, 2013
Dragon's Breath: and Other True Stories
it was amazing
As much as I loved Mari's first book, Kiss and Tell, this one meant even more to me because instead of revolving around former lovers, it focuses on t ...more
Dec 07, 2014
Sep 05, 2014
Blink: So Far
really liked it
I traded comics with Max while at a comics show in Columbus earlier this year, and finally had a chance to read this lovely book. Inspired by CSNY's a ...more
Nov 24, 2015
Jul 06, 2015
Uncomfortably Happily
it was amazing
Incredible graphic memoir. In this book's afterword, Hellen Jo (who translated it from Korean) says that when she read it for the first time, she kept ...more
Nov 18, 2017
Jun 10, 2017
The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film
it was amazing
My co-worker (who majored in film) recommended Walter Murch's book In the Blink of an Eye to me, but while researching that book on here a lot of revi ...more
May 25, 2016
Jan 17, 2016
really liked it
I found out about Hicksville only recently, while listening to Dylan Horrocks' interview on the Comix Claptrap podcast. To be honest, the story was a ...more
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Dec 13, 2010
Turning Japanese
it was amazing
Although this is first and foremost a book about exploring your roots for the first time, it also picks up perfectly where MariNaomi's coming-of-age s ...more
Sep 05, 2016
Jul 09, 2016
Powdered Milk
it was amazing
Powdered Milk is highly recommended on the Spit and a Half distro, and I was not disappointed. These are my favorite kind of comics (or art), the kind ...more
not set
Jun 18, 2014
The Singles Theory (Monsieur Jean)
liked it
I love the Monsieur Jean stories in the Drawn and Quarterly collections (volumes 3 & 4), and in the book Get A Life, but this one seemed a little ...more
Jul 08, 2014
Jun 09, 2014
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