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Macanudo: Welcome to Elsewhere by Liniers - Book Review

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By Liniers, Matt Groening (Foreword by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781683965565
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Published: Fantagraphics - October 25th, 2022

An extremely friendly comic strip from an extremely friendly cartoonist, Macanudo comes to America via Argentina thanks to the fine folks at Fantagraphics. Winner of the prestigious Reuben Award for best Newspaper Strip, this beautiful drawn and watercolored strip is such a pleasure to hang out with. Tiny stories about introspective penguins, reading addicts, imaginary friends, The Mysterious Man in Black, and on and on. Bursting with creativity and imagination, Liniers has created a body of work as essential as Mutts and Calvin and Hobbes. Not to be missed by any enthusiast of the art form. ~ Reviewed by Reilly Hadden


Time Zone J by Julie Doucet - Book Review

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$29.95
ISBN: 9781770464988
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - April 19th, 2022

Legendary and groundbreaking cartoonist/zinester Julie Doucet has come out of retirement and produced this absolutely astonishing comic memoir. A graphic novel that challenges the reader with a revolutionary stream of consciousness sketchbook-diary format, Time Zone J is a sublime and heart-wrenching love story about the author's snail-mail based romance with a French soldier in the "before-internet times." Deeply personal and beautifully drawn with impeccable rapidograph lines, it left my jaw on the floor and is without a doubt one of the finest comics I've ever read. ~ Reviewed by Reilly Hadden


Reluctant Immortals by Gwendolyn Kiste - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781982172350
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - August 23rd, 2022

The feminist horror mashup of Dracula and Jane Eyre you never knew you needed. Lucy from Stoker's story and Bertha from Brontë's story are both undead and live together in Los Angeles in the sixties. Together they must deal with the abusive, powerful men from their past who have come looking for them during the summer of love. A really fun, easy read... fast-paced with surprising emotional depth, centering on the trauma of dealing with toxic ex-boyfriends. Cathartic! ~ Reviewed by Reilly Hadden


Dog & Hat and the Lost Polka Dots: Book No. 1 by Darin Shuler - Book Review

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781797206882
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 29th, 2022

Dog and Hat go on an underground adventure to find the polka dots that have fled Dog's favorite shirt! A completely out there kids comic that is brazenly colorful, energetic and full of wild little details. Darin Shuler is an incredible underground cartoonist and his first kids comic is out of this world. ~ Reviewed by Reilly Hadden


The Only Good Indians: A Novel by Stephen Graham Jones - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982136468
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - January 26th, 2021

An extremely good folk horror novel about four indigenous dudes who are haunted by a vengeful spirit. Brutally violent and upsetting, but ultimately about love, nature and cultural identity. In the end it was so beautifully written I was reduced to tears. Honestly, one of the very best books I've ever read. ~ Reviewed by Reilly Hadden


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