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Renee French’s latest release Baby Bjornstrand has scored a four star review at the Comics Bulletin.

“There’s a sense of menace here, but there’s also a sense of peace and joy, kids having fun, perhaps despite the obstacles that they face. Kids abide, after all, and part of the charm of French’s Bjornstrand is in the way that it feels like a child’s dream come alive in an oblique way.” — Jason Sacks, Comics Bulletin

Read the whole review here!

Classic Comics Cavalcade: Foolbert Funnies

Classic Comics Cavalcade: Foolbert Funnies

One of the most interesting cartoonists of the underground era is Frank Stack, a.k.a Foolbert Sturgeon. You may know his work as illustrator of Harvey Pekar’s Our Cancer Year, or from his underground comics classic The New Adventures of Jesus, and if you’ve read either book you’ve seen Stack’s rather unique drawing style. Foolbert-slash-Frank draws like nobody else in comics, in blobby abstract…

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Review: 'Cyber Realm' is Animus, Retribution and Vengeance -...
Jason Sacks: Elkin, we’ve been writing a lot about Nobrow books here on Comics Bulletin lately, with you, me and our inestimable pal Keith Silva digging deep into their line and particularly into their 17×23 series, which seems thus far to be characterized... #cyberrealm #nobrowpress #wrenmcdonald

Chatting with Jason Sacks about Cyber Realm.

He wants to talk happiness, I can’t help but talk Will to Power.

The Crossroads Alpha Podcast: On Auteurism

The Crossroads Alpha Podcast: On Auteurism

Join Comics Bulletin Publisher Jason Sacks along with his friends Carlos Rodela, Steven Savage, Jose San Mateo and Serdar Yegulalp for a discussion of what it means to be an auteur in the the internet age, in the premiere of the Crossroads Alpha Podcast. We think this is a great listen and hope you agree!

Listen/Download HERE: http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-137597/TS-959580.mp3

on iTunes…

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REVIEW of Pantalones, TX by Jason Sacks at Comics Bulletin


Chico Bustamante is the coolest kid in small Pantalones, Texas, a place where the canyons are vast, the cars run fast and the chickens grow huge. This new all-ages graphic novel from the good folks at Archaia is a thrilling, dynamic story full of high adventure, dramatic chases, giant battles and some good friendship, all wrapped up in a wonderful animated style.  

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Tiny Pages Made of Ashes 12/5/2014: Zombies, and the Horror of Ennui

Tiny Pages Made of Ashes 12/5/2014: Zombies, and the Horror of Ennui

Tiny Pages Made of Ashes is Comics Bulletin’s small press review column

Cold Crew

(Patrick Dean)

Why aren’t there a bunch of comics that mash up crime and horror? It seems such a natural fit to insert zombies into a noir crime story where everything inevitably goes wrong.

Maybe I feel that idea sparks because I loved Patrick Dean’s wonderful Cold Crew, a thrilling crime-slash-zombie-slash noir…

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Review: 'The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath' is a Masterful Lovecraft Adaptation

Review: ‘The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath’ is a Masterful Lovecraft Adaptation

“You have to ask yourself, am I a part of your dream or are you part of mine?”

The latest H.P. Lovecraft adaptation from I.N.J. Culbard and SelfMadeHero is a take on the classic horror writer’s greatest dream story, The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath. Culbard delivers a lovely adaptation, suffused with surreal logic and some very intriguing storytelling choices, though for new readers this story…

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Review: 'Cochlea and Eustachia' and the "It's Not For Everyone" Fallacy

Review: ‘Cochlea and Eustachia’ and the “It’s Not For Everyone” Fallacy

The shallow people say about books like Cochlea & Eustachia, “It’s not for everyone”, and of course that’s true. Nothing is for everyone. Everybody enjoys different things and that’s cool. I don’t ever watch wrestling, other people do, and yay good for you, wrestling fan, because it’s awesome that you have something you’re passionate about. Passion is a virtue.

But comics ain’t like wrestling, as…

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Review: 'The Late Child and Other Animals' is a Beautiful Graphic Novel of Many Things

Review: ‘The Late Child and Other Animals’ is a Beautiful Graphic Novel of Many Things

The Late Child and Other Animals is a deeply moving graphic memoir of motherhood and childhood, of the horrors of World War II and the terrors of family court; of the bliss of country vacations and the fear of being stalked. It’s a gorgeously drawn and deeply personally written collaboration between Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger, the New York artistic couple who produced the powerful 7…

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Review: 'Second Avenue Caper' is an Important Story of a Lost Era

Review: ‘Second Avenue Caper’ is an Important Story of a Lost Era

We all know that some of the most interesting stories are stranger than fiction. The story that Joyce Brabner and Mark Zingarelli tell in Second Avenue Caperis one such story. It tells the improbable true-story of how a marijuana-dealing doctor in led to the importation of drugs to fight AIDS in the early 1980s. It’s a tale of nobility and sacrifice in the face of a terrible tragedy, of how a…

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Review: 'Second Avenue Caper' is an Important Story of a Lost Era

Review: ‘Second Avenue Caper’ is an Important Story of a Lost Era

We all know that some of the most interesting stories are stranger than fiction. The story that Joyce Brabner and Mark Zingarelli tell in Second Avenue Caperis one such story. It tells the improbable true-story of how a marijuana-dealing doctor in led to the importation of drugs to fight AIDS in the early 1980s. It’s a tale of nobility and sacrifice in the face of a terrible tragedy, of how a…

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Review: 'Aama: the Invisible Throng' is Visionary Science Fiction

Review: ‘Aama: the Invisible Throng’ is Visionary Science Fiction

Aama: the Invisible Throng is a mindfuck. It’s a journey both literally and metaphorically. It’s astonishing science fiction that takes readers to a world that’s unimaginable and it’s an expedition into the depths of a human soul. It’s an extraordinarily bizarre, completely astonishing graphic novel that continually goes into its own direction and forces the empathetic consumer to come along.

In

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Review: 'Aama: the Invisible Throng' is Visionary Science Fiction

Review: ‘Aama: the Invisible Throng’ is Visionary Science Fiction

Aama: the Invisible Throng is a mindfuck. It’s a journey both literally and metaphorically. It’s astonishing science fiction that takes readers to a world that’s unimaginable and it’s an expedition into the depths of a human soul. It’s an extraordinarily bizarre, completely astonishing graphic novel that continually goes into its own direction and forces the empathetic consumer to come along.

In

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