With the success of the movie adaptation Stardust, as well as his novel American Gods, Neil Gaiman’s work is finally getting the mainstream attention it deserves. Though alongside Allen Moore, Gaiman has been one of the few American comic writers to enter popular culture, gathering critical acclaim from outside the comic book sphere, many of […]
2001, Drawn and Quarterly Story, Art: Jason Lutes Tormented magician Ernie Weiss and his estranged girlfriend Esther separately struggle to get their lives back on track after the death of Weiss’s brother, Howard, whose death during an underwater escape stunt may or may not have been deliberate. Fighting to keep his senile mentor Al Flosso […]
The definition of exactly what a comic book is – or indeed what it takes for a comic to become a graphic novel – has become increasingly murky territory.
Originally printed 2005 by Archaia Studios Press Story / Art:David Peterson Children’s writer and illustrator David Peterson has received considerable praise for his mini-series Mouse Guard, and its microcosmically epic world of anthropomorphic mice. The world that Lieam, Kenzie and Saxon inhibit is a delicate, magical realm that, though not entirely original, feels fresh in […]
2006 DC/Vertigo Writer: Simon Oliver Pencils: Tony Moore, Chris Samnee Inks: Ande Parks, Sean Parsons, Tony Moore Colours: Brian Buccellato Essentially, Simon Oliver’s Exterminators is Repo Man set in a pest control institution. This is not to say that Exterminators is in any way derivative of Alex Cox’s cult classic, but that it presents a […]
Originally published 1998, Oni Press Writer: Greg Rucka Art: Steve Lieber Whiteout: a weather condition in which visibility and contrast are severely reduced by snow and diffuse lighting from overcast clouds. U.S. Marshall Carrie Stetko feels the same way about her current predicament; emotionally vacuous and struggling to lose her past, she is only given […]