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Hell Phone: Book One by Benji Nate - Book Review

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781945509827
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Published: Silver Sprocket - March 9th, 2022

This is an incredibly cute, weird, spooky, and hilarious new manga-style series from the Ozarks-based indie cartoonist Benji Nate. Sissy and Lola are two fashionable and lovable young hipsters who find a haunted flip phone and must unravel a terrifying mystery involving missing people, cult rituals and grave digging. Benji Nate has a ridiculously appealing art style and is one of the most exciting "up and comers" in indie comics. Check it out, it's great! ~ Reviewed by Reilly Hadden


Men I Trust by Tommi Parrish - Book Review

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$34.99
ISBN: 9781683966500
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Published: Fantagraphics - November 22nd, 2022

A total knock out of the park from the great Australian cartoonist Tommi Parrish. Tells the story of a broke single mother trying to be a working artist while going to sobriety meetings, dealing with a deadbeat ex, and figuring out how to be happy amidst so much hardship. Extremely raw, honest and real. Each page is a stunning work of painted cartooning, expressive and intimate. Easily one of the best graphic novels of the year. ~ Reviewed by Reilly Hadden


Black Cloud Rising by David Wright Falade - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780802159199
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Published: Grove Press - February 22nd, 2022

A stunning Civil War historical fiction, about the famous soldier Richard Etheridge, a sergeant in the newly formed African Brigade, tasked with rooting out guerilla rebels in eastern North Carolina. An extremely personal and human account of this period of our history, which also brilliantly manages to remind the reader that so many of these issues of racism and inequality continue to this day. I loved this book. ~ Reviewed by Reilly Hadden


Mr. Boop by Alec Robbins - Book Review

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$39.99
ISBN: 9781945509803
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Published: Silver Sprocket - May 24th, 2022

An extremely funny and strange memoir about the author's experience being married to Betty Boop, being coworkers at Subway with Bugs Bunny and Peter Griffin, and his terrible and violent feud with Sonic the Hedgehog. One of the best Instagram comics of all time is finally in print in this beautiful hardcover, featuring the complete Mr. Boop saga as well as guest comic strips by a slew of today's best cartoonists. Not to be missed! ~ Reviewed by Reilly Hadden


One Beautiful Spring Day by Jim Woodring - Book Review

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$49.99
ISBN: 9781683965558
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Published: Fantagraphics - July 26th, 2022

A fever dream of impeccable tiny wavy lines, One Beautiful Spring Day is the culmination of the last several years of master cartoonist Jim Woodring's work, a massive collection of the transcendental Frank series, all together in one indispensable volume. Reading Frank comics is like going on the wildest trip, a stream of consciousness hilarious nightmare full of freaky creatures and unexplainable phenomena. One of the most incredible and important works of comics art of the millennium. ~ Reviewed by Reilly Hadden


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