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.
* Jenny Robins looks at ANUBIS by Joanna Karpowicz, which “is nothing short of a masterpiece, achieving arguably what can only be done by an accumulation of images – what has been called the aim of all Art – a mirror of reality.”* Brian Nicholson on ANGLOID by Alex Graham, writing “The book’s structure, as an account of a life, never feels like a simplistic parable or fable, the way attempts at imparting spirituality often do. It’s not that the book is walking a line between the spiritual and the abject, so much as walking all around the territory of a life to explain that the idea of a border between the two is false.”
* Ian Keogh has a short review of Tim Bird’s THE GREAT NORTH WOOD.
* Rob Clough is now over at the Wow Cool blog with a review of Mimi Pond’s OVER EASY.
* Megan Fabbri on Dami Lee’s BE EVERYTHING AT ONCE: TALES OF A CARTOONIST LADY PERSON, saying “Lee’s style is uniquely her own, soft, easily digestible, and concise.”
* Ryan Carey continues reading Elijah Brubaker’s REICH — this time talking about issues nine through twelve.
* Alex Hoffman looks at DULL MARGARET written by Jim Broadbent and illustrated by Dix who “have created a comic that reads like a play written for one person.”
* Daniel and Mark Oppenheimer write letters to each other about Michael Kupperman’s ALL THE ANSWERS making for one of the more interesting reviews I’ve read.
* Philippe LeBlanc on WHERE SHE WALKS, the result of a collaboration between siblings and artist Erin Millar, a poet, and Nathan Millar, a comic artist, saying that it “remains a frustrating read, the work of a collaboration between two siblings and accomplished artists searching for a proper way to coexist in the same environment. It almost works, but eventually it falters, It’s cut too short and is too ambitious for its own good.”
* Matt Vadnais explores self-monstrification in MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS by Emil Ferris.
* Finally, my dear ex-friend Keith Silva has written about REVISITING DAKOTA NORTH which is something you should read. And do. And then be a better person for having done both. Now, if someone could only convince Silva that Tusk is a better album than Rumours.
* Robin McConnell interviews SLOANE LEONG over on Inkstuds
* You know I’m always going to link to any new Seo Kim comic I can. Especially this one called DUCKING LIKE RABBITS.
* Noah Van Sciver has a comic up on Popula called MORMON BOY.
* Speaking of Popula, Sarah Miller is slowly becoming one of my favorite writers — not just because she lives in the same town as I do, but because she can write things like MOVIEGOING IN THE AGE OF ANXIETY.