This feature was originally posted at Your Chicken Enemy. Go there for more great small press comics coverage.
Highlighting some great small press comics criticism being published, as well as other random things that have caught my eye over the past week.
* Alex Hoffman on RED WINTER by Anneli Furmark, wherein “Furmark plays with the idea of what is seen and unseen by the reader themselves, and this feature of the comic elevates its storytelling.”
* Chris Mautner reviews TINDERELLA by M.S. Harkness, writing “by aiming for more than the usual ‘hoo boy, dating is tough’ storyline to evoke a pain more substantive and resonant than being unlucky in love, Harkness proves she is cartoonist worth watching.”
* Rob Clough on Laurel Lynn Leake’s SUSPENSION which “is reflective both of her sensitive and humane approach to character and world building as well as the craft of design.”
* John Seven reviews Julie Delporte’s THIS WOMAN’S WORK, writing that Delporte “is still impeccable at laying out an unmappable thought process that feels like a profound journey into the unknown, where she creates bridges connecting the intensely personal with the completely universal, where cultural elements and her own obsessions and landscapes and the lives of others collide into a psychological landscape all its own that may be hard to parse out the individual aspects, but leaves you feeling the enormity of what she’s put down on paper.”
* Michelle White on NOD AWAY by Joshua Cotter.
* Alex Thomas on REEL LOVE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION by Owen Michael Johnson, which “is packed full of the kind of heart felt moments and real human drama that the best on-screen rites of passage tales use so well – and they work just as well in print. Unlike most movie trilogies, Owen saves the best chapter for last and creates a poignant and emotionally truthful look at one man’s love of the movies.”
* Over on Women Write About Comics, Wendy Browne interviews educators JILL GERBER AND MERYL JAFFE for a great piece calledComics Academe: The Evolution of Comics in Education Educators.
* Andrea Shockling has a new SUBJECTIVE LINE WEIGHT comic written by Daria Phoebe Brashear that I think everyone should read.
* There’s a new Tara Booth comic over on Vice called TSA.
* Also on Vice, there’s ALIEN BODY byValentine Gallardo.
* Jonathan Dyck has a comic on Popula calledNO GOALS.
* Andrew Simmons pens this interesting piece called WHAT TO DO AFTER DECADES OF TEACHING TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD WRONG?
* Stephen Roger Powers‘ poem DOLLY FLOATS.