Sunday, May 14, 2017

ICYMI -- Small Press Comics Criticism and Whatnot for 5/8/17 to 5/14/17

Highlighting some great small press comics criticism being published, as well as other random things that have caught my eye over the past week.

COMICS CRITICISM

* Ally Russell reviews Eleanor Davis' YOU and A BIKE and A ROAD, "a remarkable achievement for both the cartoonist and the amateur cyclist behind it."

Rob Clough continues his look at the work of SIMON MORETON, this week looking at What Happened from Kilgore Books, and his self-published Rain and Other Stories.

* Rachel Davies on YOURS by Sarah Ferrick, a book that "seems concerned with yearning, mostly." 

* Andy Oliver looks at GOATHERDED by Charlo Frade, a book "replete with loose metaphor that actively solicits interpretation from its audience; a comic for the individual reader to make their own connections with and take their own meaning from."

* John Seven reviews THE CHRONICLES OF FORTUNE by Coco Picard, which "stands as a confirmation of the misfit's path in life."

* Alenka Figa takes a look a Jen Lee's GARBAGE NIGHT.

* Robert Boyd on Jesse Jacobs' CRAWL SPACE, where "he supplies the reader with eyeball kicks while warning against their easy pleasures."

* Alex Hoffman reviews DIANA'S ELECTRIC TONGUE by Carolyn Nowak, "a visually and emotionally compelling masterwork."

* Chris Kindred on Wai Wai Pang's RIPPLES, "a Lynchian mystery, where elements of the absurd are casually framed within the mundane."

* Dan Schindel reviews MIRROR MIRROR II, the new anthology from 2dcloud, which he says is "like a porn stash you'd find in the cupboard of a medieval demon."


WHATNOT

* Philippe LeBlanc interviews ALABASTER PIZZO. 

* Jason Sacks interviews JASON SHIGA.

* Not small press, but worth a read: Rosie Knight's NICK SPENCER, THOR'S HAMMER, HYDRACAP, AND SUPREMACIST ICONOGRAPHY.

* And, while we are on THAT topic, Kim O'Connor has put together A PRIMER ON NICK SPENCER'S SHITTY POLITICS.

* Three Poems by TARA DEAL.

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