Cartoonist Keum Suk Gendry-Kim relays the story in a documentarian manner that isn’t for the faint of heart.
Philadelphia cartoonist Box Brown examines marijuana — where it came from, its life in the US, and, importantly, the breathless national campaign to demonize a certain segment of its users.
Here are some of the most innovative graphic novels this year, selected by Dan Schindel and other Hyperallergic reviewers.
Escaping Wars and Waves culls Olivier Kugler’s contributions to Harper’s, Le Monde diplomatique, The New Yorker, and more.
Carol Tyler recently found her Beatles-centric diaries from the ’60s and was inspired to create new illustrations of those days.
Weegee: Serial Photographer dramatizes the life and work of Arthur Fellig, the prolific and unscrupulous photographer whose work once covered the pages of New York City newspapers.
A new book on Spain Rodriguez revisits his innovative repertoire, but ignores the extent to which some of his comix revel in the sexism regularly broadcast in the era’s male-authored strips.
Julia Wertz’s new black-and-white book of comics, Tenements, Towers & Trash, is a stirring ode to America’s most densely populated metropolis.
In two new comics, Jeff Lemire portrays a pair of families’ difficult pasts and the obstacles that crowd their paths ahead.
In her new graphic novel Something City, artist Ellice Weaver explores all corners of her fictive metropolis.
Winnebago Graveyard takes readers from a carnival freak show to a hallucinatory black mass.
All of your pre-Code goods are here: blood and guns and tentacles and stranglings and hell demons.