Reza Farazmand takes readers through a surreal galaxy of incongruent characters and improbable worlds.
2011, Minnesota Historical Society Press Written by Britt Aamodt Beneath the colourful imagery, comic books have always held a certain tragedy. Behind every fantastical world and heroic individual rising against the forces of evil there’s some poor, solitary soul confined to a drawing board, wondering how they were ever naïve enough to believe that drawing/writing […]
When Ted Rall decided that the media wasn’t giving him the full story on the situation in Afghanistan, he took a page out of Joe Sacco’s Palestine and set off to report from his first hand experiences. The result of that 2001 journey was To Afghanistan & Back. The book is reportedly considered to have […]
DragonFish Comics, 2009 Story: Andrew McGinn Art: David Neitzke You only have to wander into your local specialist store to appreciate just how reluctant the comic industry is to cater beyond its established demographics. Like timid weeds the US publishers have dug deep into several small niches and seem reluctant to branch out into unfamiliar […]
Dutch comic artist Sandra de Haan is currently translating her excellent comic strips into English. Her humour definitely translates well, with Sandra’s candid strips commenting on anything from surviving film festivals and enduring the BBC’s wilting standards to the social intricacies of toileting. She has a unique brand of quirk that will definitely appeal to […]
2006 Written and illustrated by Will Eisner To this day there has not been a cast of comic book characters quite like the residents of Will Eisner’s 55 Dropsie Avenue. These desperate souls are a world apart from the usual artists, journalists, existential twenty-something and precocious kids who generally represent the “everyday man” in comics. […]