Thi Bui was three years old when her parents and siblings stowed away in a rickety fishing boat bound for coastal Malaysia in 1978.
Dominic Umile lives, writes, and drinks in Brooklyn. His work has recently appeared in The Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Reader, The Comics Journal, and the Washington City Paper, and he's on Twitter.
A Fictional Photographer Chronicles a Changing City
For several years, Ben Katchor explored in comics the vanishing (or long gone) rituals we associate with life in America’s metropolitan centers.
Comics that Bend and Borrow from Reality
Sean Karemaker dispenses with the rigid panel grids and other conventions that most people commonly associate with comics for The Ghosts We Know from Conundrum Press.
A Comics Report on the Horrors of the Global Garment Industry
A heavily footnoted, absolutely depressing but crucial comics series reported by award-winning writer Anne Elizabeth Moore and drawn by artist collective Ladydrawers explores how our apparel purchases affect its majority-women workforce.
A Post-Apocalyptic Graphic Novel by a “Disappeared” Argentinian Writer
It’s as if Oesterheld was telegraphing in The Eternaut the horrors that would befall him at the hands of his own repellent government.
Two New Comics Memoirs Recount Tales of Coming Out and Life in Brooklyn
In Long Red Hair, Meags Fitzgerald examines conversations that helped shape at how she looks at herself, as well as the difficult road to her coming out as queer. Dean Haspiel’s Beef with Tomato looks at his life as an artist and, in his words, a voyeur peering into the lives of other people on his crowded block in Carroll Gardens.
Interactive Comic Commemorates the Tragic Story of the Vietnamese “Boat People”
For the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, artist Matt Huynh — the son of Vietnamese boat people — adapted the award-winning story “The Boat” into an interactive comic.
‘The Divine’ and ‘The Realist’: The Diverging Worlds of Twin Comics Artists
The pristine linework of artist Tomer Hanuka is now featured in a slim new graphic novel from the NYC-based Israeli artist, along with his twin brother, Asaf, and writer/game designer Boaz Lavie.
A Comic Draws on the Dark Side of Hollywood’s Golden Age
When the double-sized first issue of The Fade Out surfaced last summer — an ongoing comic noir set in 1940s Los Angeles — a share of the print run featured a limited-edition cover (commonly called a “variant” cover).
Drawing the Dark Journeys of Drifters
For a digest of comics stories and intricate, free-standing illustrative work called The Lonesome Go, St. Louis artist and writer Tim Lane profiles familiar, typically unshaven folk: bar flies, train-hopping drifters, biker types.
The Existential Adventures of a Daredevil Escape Artist
Years before NYC-based artist and writer Paul Pope was garnering Eisner Awards for an intricate, boundary-challenging Batman series, he was making a name for himself working at a Japanese comics publisher. At night, however, Pope was crafting the story of how a circus’s sinewy escape artist earns his keep.
The Partly True Diary of a Cartoonist
California-born, Brooklyn, New York–based comics writer and artist Gabrielle Bell diarizes as often as she contemplates the very idea of memoirs in Truth Is Fragmentary: Travelogues & Diaries, her new, mostly black-and-white collection of autobiographical comics.