To Know You’re Alive Dakota McFadzean Conundrum Press Dakota McFadzean is a Canadian comic strip writer and artist – he has two previous volumes of bundled shorts and his work has appeared in MAD Magazine, Funny or Die, The New Yorker and The Best American Comics.
Rufus Marigold Ross Murray Earth’s End Ross Murray’s Rufus Marigold comic strip began life online – now it’s a book – expanded, new panels, new stories. It’s a wonderful examination of social anxiety. Much like Brent Williams’ powerful Out of the Woods graphic novel it is doing great work for explaining lived-experience with mental illness; for normalising, de-stigmatising. I’m not an anxiety-sufferer, but, like anyone, […]
Beverly Nick Drnaso Drawn and Quarterly Drawn (mostly) in and around a set of boxes – this is American ennui, the suburban inertia, there’s no real desire to be better in these stories, no hope, no hype, but no coasting either – just people in the middle. Dreary, weird, detached lives with sexual repression barely […]
Killing and Dying: Stories Adrian Tomine Drawn and Quarterly Adrian Tomine has published single-story graphic novels, ongoing strips and dozens of award-winning single panels, including many of the great covers for The New Yorker but Killing and Dying is a standalone set of short stories, connected by their themes of ennui, loss of hope, modern-day […]