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reviews, interviews and features



(For The Comics Journal unless otherwise noted)


Drawing Power edited by Diane Noomin

How I Tried to be a Good Person by Ulli Lust

Motel Universe by Joakim Drescher

Off Season by James Sturm (for Your Chicken Enemy)

A Fire Story by Brian Fies (for Your Chicken Enemy)

Blossoms in Autumn by Zidrou & Aimée de Jongh


Mini kuš! #’s 67-70 - various artists

Mr. Wolf’s Class by Aron Nels Steinke

XTC60 by Jessica Campbell 

Love That Bunch by Aline Kominsky-Crumb

Flayed Corpse and other Stories by Josh Simmons & Friends

The Big Book of Bisexual Trials and Errors by Elizabeth Beier 


Minicomics Round Up–Various artists (for ROAR Feminist)

Spanish Fever edited by Santiago Garcia

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

Fetch by Nicole J. Georges

The Complete Strange Growths: 1991-1997 by Jenny Zervakis

What is a Glacier? by Sophie Yanow (

I Wish I Was Joking by Tom Van Deusen 

Greek Diary by Glynnis Fawkes 

Paper Pencil Life #5 by Summer Pierre

Francine by Michiel Budel 

Language Barrier by Hannah K. Lee 

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary edited by Leah Moore & John Reppion

Mini Kuš! Comics #55-58–Various artists


Trashed by Derf Backderf

Mini Kuš! Comics #38-41–Various artists

What is Obscenity? The Story of a Good For Nothing Artist and her Pussy by Rokudenashiko 

Sick by Gabby Schulz 

Talk Dirty To Me by Luke Howard

Ohio is for Sale by Jon Allen

Wendy’s Revenge by Walter Scott


Flights of Fancy: New Minis from Kuš! by various artists (Festival Season, 1/21/15)

Treasury of Mini Comics Volume Two Edited by Michael Dowers  

Bunny Man: My Life in the Easter Charade by Sean Seamus McWhinny (Panel Patter, 3/17/15)

The Age of Selfishness by Darryl Cunningham

Miseryland by Keiler Roberts

Blobby Boys 2 by Alex Schubert

Shirtlifter #5 by Steve MacIsaac

SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki

The Turner House by Angela Flournoy (Rain Taxi, Summer 2015 online issue) 

Lovers Only by Cathy G. Johnson, Mickey Zachilli, and Sophia Foster Dimino

The Weeknight Casserole Collection by Kelly Froh 

Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings by Shirley Jackson (Rain Taxi, Fall 2015 online issue)

See You Next Tuesday by Jane Mai

Chicago by Glenn Head


Hip Hop Family Tree Volume 1 by Ed Piskor (Panel Patter, 1/02/14) 

Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013 by Trina Robbins (Panel Patter, 1/06/14)

Celebrated Summer by Charles Forsman 

Stranger Than Life: Cartoons and Comics 1970-2013 by M.K. Brown

Pregnant Butch by A.K. Summers  

Over Easy by Mimi Pond

100 Crushes by Elisha Lim (Panel Patter, 5/8/14)

Rudy by Mark Connery 

It Never Happened Again: Two Stories by Sam Alden 

Angie Bongiolatti by Mike Dawson 

Youth is Wasted by Noah Van Sciver 

Unlovable Vol. 3 by Esther Pearl Watson 

Safari Honeymoon by Jesse Jacobs 

The Hospital Suite by John Porcellino

Mini Kuš! Comics #18-25 – Various artists

Snackies by Nick Sumida


Heads or Tails by Lilli Carré

Kolor Klimax: Nordic Comics Now Edited by Matthias Wivel

Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life by Ulli Lust 

The Understanding Monster by Theo Ellsworth

Good Dog by Graham Chaffee

Journal by Julie Delporte

The Big Feminist But Edited by Shannon O'Leary and Joan Reilly 

Iron Bound by Brendan Leach

š! #14 Baltic Comics Magazine Edited by David Schilter & Sanita Muizniece

March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell

Treasury of Mini Comics Volume One Edited by Michael Dowers  









Eric Kostiuk Williams (TCJ, 5/5/17)

Luke Howard (TCJ, 12/14/16)

Kelly Froh (3/17/14)

Jason Martin (4/16/14)

Whit Taylor (4/28/14)

Tony Breed (5/5/14)

Kevin Czapiewski (7/21/14)

R.J. Casey & Eric Roesner (Yeti Press) (8/11/14)

Sophie Yanow (9/8/14)

Cara Bean (10/27/14)

Max Clotfelter (12/15/14)

Kevin Budnik (8/31/15)

Josh Simmons (TCJ, 9/9/15)  

David Schilter of kus! -- The Tiny Report Micro-press Yearbook 2014 (print issue, summer 2015)

Keiler & Scott Roberts – Comics Workbook Magazine #10 (print issue, Nov ‘15)

Robert Triptow (TCJ, 2/29/16)

Jennifer Camper (TCJ, 5/11/16)

MariNaomi (TCJ, 6/30/16)



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