Featuring Gabrielle Bell, Mat Brinkman, Roz Chast, Anya Davidson, Eleanor Davis, Jules Feiffer, Blaise Larmee, Raymond Pettibon, Ed Piskor, Joe Sacco, Esther Pearl Watson, and others. Read more...
Featuring Gabrielle Bell, Mat Brinkman, Roz Chast, Anya Davidson, Eleanor Davis, Jules Feiffer, Blaise Larmee, Raymond Pettibon, Ed Piskor, Joe Sacco, Esther Pearl Watson, and others.
JONATHAN LETHEM is the author of nine novels, including Motherless Brooklyn, The Fortress of Solitude, Gun, with Occasional Music, and most recently Dissident Gardens.
BILL KARTALOPOULOS is a Brooklyn-based comics critic, educator, curator, and editor. He teaches comics history at the School of Visual Arts. More information may be found at on-panel.com.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-10-19
- Reviewer: Staff
Lethem and Kartalopoulos assemble many of todays most innovative comic creators in this impressive collection. With remarkable balance, this volume encompasses heartfelt memoir, historical fiction, experiments in nonlinear storytelling, and beyondfew corners of the independent comics world are left unexplored. Excerpts from Alabasters Mimi and the Wolves, Julia Gfrorers Palm Ash, and A. Degens Crime Chime Noir are particularly strong and act as mediators between the most conventional and experimental extremes of the collection. Not every entry is a standout, however, and the volume is curiously lacking in comics published online. This oversight might have been acceptable a few years ago, but its odd in 2015. Still, this is a strong assemblage of work, showcasing a variety of voices. Anyone interested in the far-ranging possibilities of the comics medium would do well to pick up a copy. Agent: Eric Simonoff. (Oct.)