Sunday, May 28, 2017

ICYMI -- Small Press Comics Criticism and Whatnot for 5/22/17 to 5/28/17

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

* Hillary Brown on Fabrizio Dori's GAUGUIN: THE OTHER WORLD, in which "he crafts a story that draws on the Symbolist aspect of Gauguin's artistic practice."

* Rob Clough continues his look at Comics-As-Poetry with his review of Derik A. Badman's MADINKBEARD.

* Alex Hoffman reviews SPOOKYTONGUE by Hetamoe', which "seems like a window into a future world passing you by."

* Sarah Rose Sharp on Mohamad Sabaaneh's collection of political cartoons WHITE AND BLACK, "a graphic telling of the human rights abuses perpetuated by the Israeli state against citizens of Palestine."

* Nick Hanover on Jen Lee's GARBAGE NIGHT, "an expressive, emotionally rich post-apocalyptic work."

* Alenka Figa reviews a number of zines in her piece on 2017's CHICAGO ZINE FEST, including work from Adam Jason Cohen, Cam Del Rosario, Mia Cruz, and Beth Hetland and Kyle O'Connell.

* Philippe LeBlanc takes a look at THREE COMICS FROM TCAF 2017 including books by Keelin, Priya Huq, and Kaeleigh Forsyth and Alabaster Pizzo.

* Sam Ombiri on Noah Van Sciver's FANTE BUKOWSKI TWO.


WHATNOT 

* Caitlin McGurk interviews NOAH VAN SCIVER about his new book, Fante Bukowski Two, plus living in Ohio and more. 

* Tobias Carroll interviews GABRIELLE BELL about her new book, Everything is Flammable.

* Drew Van Genderen and Julia Greer talk to J.T. YOST from Birdcage Bottom Books about his Kickstarter for Bottoms Up.

* Rebecca Fullylove features a brief chat with Paris-born illustrator and cartoonist ANTOINE COSSE' and uses the opportunity to highlight some of his work. 

* Aaron Meyers and Andrea Shockling are BACK doing their podcast, COMICS THERAPY.

* Ardo Omer went to TCAF2017 and compiled this list of COMICS CREATORS YOU SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR.

* Jessica Plummer's DICK GRAYSON VS. TOXIC MASCULINITY.

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