Archive for: Reviews

Oji Suzuki’s “A Single Match”

A Single Match is an anthology of short stories by Oji Suzuki published by Drawn and Quarterly. This is a review of the title story.

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Review: Brecht Evens’ The Wrong Place

The revelers which fill the stairwell of Brecht Evens’ cover painting seem like a code for the contents of his book, ever striving for the space which occupies the right topmost corner of that image. They are dressed as for a masque: a conga line of harlequins, butterflies, angels, fairies, gauchos, ballerinas and Greek gods; ancient […]

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Best Online Comics Criticism 2010: The Final List

For an introduction to this voting exercise, please see the article posted yesterday. The jurors were Derik Badman, Melinda Beasi, Johanna Draper Carlson, Shaenon K. Garrity, Tim Hodler, Chris Mautner and Bill Randall. They have been encouraged to post their personal choices (with accompanying remarks) on their own websites. SIX VOTES (1) Jason Thompson: The Other Love […]

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Best Online Comics Criticism 2010: Introduction and Runners-Up

It’s that time of the year again and here at HU we’re looking back on the year in online comics criticism. The choices made by our panel of judges will be revealed tomorrow. Today, I’m taking a look at some of the reviews and essays which, for one reason or another, didn’t make the cut. […]

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Mezzo and Pirus’ King of the Flies (Part 1: Hallorave)

The King of the Flies. A dispossessed punk with a papier-mâché fly head for a costume; infesting a town shrouded in permanent twilight where the only places of worship are cathedral-like malls.

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Commercial Interlude: Blacksad

A Review of Blacksad (Vol. 1-3) by Juan Díaz Canales (writer) and Juanjo Guarnido (artist)     Would you pay 18000 Euros (approx US$ 23,500) for this? [Cover to Blacksad Volume 3 Red Soul] Well, someone did. Actually,  I lie. That 18,000 Euros was just the upper estimate on this album cover which finally sold for 37,303 […]

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Review: It Was the War of the Trenches

When two specks in the distance start shooting at Ferdinand Bardamu on the first page of Céline’s Journey to the End of the Night, he quickly comes to the unshakable conclusion that it is all a big mistake. His only viable option is to get out of that situation as soon as possible. The colonel […]

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